Chelsea defender David Luiz is excited by the potential of midfielder Mason Mount. The 20-year-old spent last season out on loan at Derby but has returned to Stamford Bridge to become part of the first team setup under manager Frank Lampard.
Luiz says he has seen enough of Mount whilst playing for the Rams, as well as during pre-season, to suggest that the England Under 21 international could play for the Blues for years to come:
‘Everybody knows he’s got the talent, everybody knows he’s got the goals, but I love to see the way he trains, the way he likes to listen and try to improve. I think he is going to be the future of Chelsea – the present and the future – and England for sure.”
There has been a lot of hype around Mount, and it will certainly be interesting to see how he copes with the rigours of the Premier League. The midfielder has not played a single minute in the English top-flight, but he is guaranteed to get a lot of game time under Lampard this campaign.
It’s unlikely he’ll start every match, especially considering the form of Ross Barkley during pre-season, but he will no doubt get his chance to shine over the coming weeks and months.