Mason Mount's Incredible Gesture For Chelsea Youngsters Proves What A Class Act He Is
Mason Mount has really proved himself at Chelsea over the last few months, coming out from the shadow of his former Blues and Derby boss Frank Lampard.
When Lampard left Stamford Bridge in January, some may have thought that the England international may be one of the unlucky players to lose out - having been a favourite of the manager.
Indeed, new coach Thomas Tuchel dropped the midfielder for his first game in charge, and things weren't looking goo. However, since then he has gone from strength to strength, resuming his place as a key part of the team.
Five goals and three assists in 28 Premier League appearances this season have shown the 22-year-old's growing importance in west London, but this week it is his actions off the field that will have impressed supporters.
According to The Athletic, the former academy prospect hasn't forgotten his roots, and gave the current academy crop a helping hand a while back.
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A club insider reportedly said: "When I look at the way Mount conducts himself, he's the real deal and academy players see him as an example to follow.
"When he speaks to them, they get the impression he's still waiting for his chance. The fact he is in the first team has not gone to his head. He never gets too high or too low and that's the example Mason sets for the others.
Mason Mount created 8 chances for England tonight.- LDN (@LDNFootbalI) March 25, 2021
The last player to create that many chances in a World Cup qualifier was Xavi, in 2008. Mount did it in 45 minutes. pic.twitter.com/XALyMQfNqy
"On one occasion, before there was a lockdown caused by the pandemic, Mount walked past a cafe in Cobham. He looked through the window and saw a lot of the academy players having some food together. He walked in and paid the bill for all of them. That's class."
Mount impressed again this week, grabbing an equaliser for England in their thrashing of San Marino. He'll be hoping that the good times continue against Albania today, before heading back to Stamford Bridge and Chelsea's push for Champions League qualification.
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