Thomas Tuchel says it is a pleasure to coach a player like Mason Mount due to his positive attitude both on and off the field.

Mount hit half a century of goal involvements for Chelsea at the weekend, with his two assists in our FA Cup quarter-final win against Middlesbrough taking his tally to 25, level with his number of goals for the club.

The boss believes it is his attitude both on and off the pitch which has contributed to his impressive success so early on in his Chelsea career.

‘It is always a pleasure to work with Mason because he is the kind of guy who comes with a smile on his face to every single training session,’ Tuchel said when speaking about the midfielder. ‘It is always 100 per cent in matches, he accepts every challenge and that is why it is so nice to work with him.’

Mount has featured 67 times for Tuchel’s Blues, the most by any player in the current squad. The Bavarian says the England international has the club’s coaching staff’s full support because of his desire to hone and develop his game every single day.

‘He is full of quality and he has a "blue" heart,' added Tuchel.

'Mason loves the club, he loves Chelsea. That is how he plays and that is why he has our full support.

‘He is always switched on and ready to push himself to the limit and that is the foundation as to why he gets our full support, because he deserves it.’