Mason Mount has been training at the club since he was six years old and signed at the Under-9 age group.
He has always been an attacking midfielder, capable of playing in any of the central midfield roles and is particularly strong at going from box-to-box.
He played seven times for our Under-18s in 2014/15 when still a schoolboy and, despite picking up an injury on the first day of pre-season training, Mount's debut campaign as a scholar was a positive one.
He netted in our 5-1 win at Manchester United in the FA Youth Cup and played a pivotal role as a substitute in both the semi-final and final of our triumphant UEFA Youth League defence in April, setting up two goals in the 3-0 last-four win over Anderlecht. Later in the week, he scored a crucial goal in the first leg of the Youth Cup final away at Manchester City as we successfully defended the trophy.
2016/17 saw Mount establish himself as a regular with the development squad, scoring his first goal at that level against Liverpool in August. He also captained the Youth Cup side to a fourth consecutive success, netting a hat-trick in our fourth-round win at Birmingham. The midfielder's eye-catching displays earned him plenty of admirers and he rounded off an impressive campaign by setting up the winner in the final as England won the Under-19 European Championship.
After going to the European Under-21 Championship with England in the summer of 2019, Mount returned to Chelsea and signed a new five-year contract.
He started the season in the team under Frank Lampard, making his Chelsea debut and impressing against Man United despite an eventual heavy defeat. He marked his first appearance at the Bridge by opening the scoring early on, and he followed that maiden strike up with another away to Norwich the following weekend.
Mount scored his third Chelsea goal in four games late on in our big 5-2 win at Wolves, and it was soon clear that he would play just as important a role in Lampard’s team at the Bridge as he had during their season together at Derby, during a loan spell. He made more Premier League appearances than any other Chelsea player during 2019/20, with only Cesar Azpilicueta and Kepa Arrizabalaga playing more minutes in that competition.
He went into the lockdown period when that season was interrupted in good form after opening the scoring in our last match in March against Everton, and showed plenty of end product when football resumed three months later. In particular his performance on the last day of the Premier League caught the eye, as he scored one and set up the other in the 2-0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers which secured our Champions League qualification.
His goal against the Wolves was a pinpoint free-kick, underlining the threat he carries from set-pieces, which also accounted for half of his six assists. With eight goals and six assists to his name, only three Chelsea players were directly involved in more goals than Mount in 2019/20, and his 53 appearances in all competitions made him the first Academy graduate to play more than 50 games in his debut season with the senior side.
He moved to Vitesse Arnhem on loan for the 2017/18 season and enjoyed a year to remember in Holland. His 14 goals were integral in helping Vitesse qualify for the Europa League, and he featured impressively in that competition early in the campaign, too. Deployed either in central midfield or a number-10 role, Mount's creativity and finishing ability stood out to such an extent he was named Vitesse's Player of the Year. He finished the season by training with the England senior squad ahead of the World Cup.
In July 2018, he moved on loan to Championship side Derby County, managed by Lampard and his former youth-team boss Jody Morris. The midfielder was an integral part of the way Lampard’s Derby played, pressing from the front with intelligence and industry, while also demonstrating guile and quality on the ball. He only turned 20 midway through the season but finished with 16 goals and assists combined as the Rams fell 90 minutes short of promotion to the Premier League. Tellingly, his injury absence through February and March coincided with Derby winning just two of 10 matches.
Mount’s impressive start to life in the Premier League with Chelsea in 2019/20 saw him make his senior England debut at Wembley, coming off the bench in a 4-0 win over Bulgaria in a Euro 2020 qualifier. So quickly did he take to the international scene that he went on to feature in every subsequent match in that successful qualifying campaign.
- 18 APPEARANCES
- 1530 MINUTES PLAYED
- 17 GAMES STARTED
- 2 GOALS
3 ASSISTS 7 CROSSES 45 CHANCES CREATED
87%PASS ACCURACY 932 TOTAL PASSES 815 PASSES COMPLETED