Chelsea attacking midfielder Mason Mount is only looking forwards as Chelsea undergo their preparations for the first season under the new ownership.

The Academy graduate is yet to report to Cobham after playing all four of England’s games in the international round of fixtures in June, meaning Mount is expected, among many others, to return to our Surrey training complex on Saturday instead, ahead of our flight to the United States for our pre-season tour.

Though despite enjoying some time off towards the end of June, in Los Angeles with Trevoh Chalobah and other footballers, Mason has been busy promoting his own clothing range, Mountchandise, with all proceeds going towards the charity Together for Short Lives.

Speaking at a pop-up store event in Knightsbridge, London, Mount spoke of a promising and exciting new era at Stamford Bridge.

‘It is a new era, so we all feel very excited and, whenever a new season comes around, you are excited about what’s possible,’ Mount said. ‘I can’t wait to see what happens.

‘We’ve had a break now but we’ll see and we hope it is going to be a good year,’ Mount added. ‘I am feeling rested and ready to go.'

Mount’s merchandise sales are aiding a charity which helps families care for seriously ill children, a charity in which he is a patron.

‘I always say there’s way more to life than football. Me and my family are still blown away when people visit Stamford Bridge with shirts that have our name on it and it is the same here with this merchandise,’ Mount said.

‘I love what I do in football but this is also a massive passion. I’ve seen the work they do, visited the hospice and spent a long time talking about what I can do.

‘Hopefully, events like today [2 July] help. When you can put smiles on a kid’s face or create memories, you should do it. It’s something I want to do as much as I can.’