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Mason Mount: An In Depth Profile Of One Of Chelsea’s Most Exciting Young Players

Mason Mount is a player that a lot of Chelsea fans are getting excited about, so today, we take an in-depth look at his career so far.

Like Reece James, the youngster’s potential as a footballer was recognised at a very young age. The Blues snapped him up at the age of just six, and he has progressed through the club’s youth ranks since then.

He made his debut for the Under 18s in the 2013/14 campaign and begun to firmly establish himself at that age group over the next couple of seasons.

Mount made 23 appearances in the 2015/16 campaign, scoring six goals. He scored in the first leg of the FA Youth Cup final against Manchester City, helping his side clinch back to back wins in the competition.

The midfielder followed that up by providing a helping hand in the UEFA Youth League, creating two goals in the 3-0 win over Anderlecht in the semi-final before coming on as a substitute in the 2-1 win over Paris Saint-Germain in the final.

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After another season playing with the Under 18s, where he captained his side to another FA Youth Cup title, Mount was loaned out to feeder club Vitesse Arnhem for the 2017/18 campaign.

Coming off the back of a tournament win with England’s Under 19s at the European Championships, he dove straight into his first season of senior football in the Eredivisie.

Mount was not a first-team regular straight away with manager Henk Fraser opting to use him sparingly during the opening weeks of the campaign. However, by the end of November 2017, he had firmly established himself in the starting eleven.

Still only 18 years of age, the midfielder started to score and create goals on a regular basis, hitting eight goals and providing nine assists in 29 regular season games.

The best period of the season for Mount came right at the end with Vitesse involved in the playoffs for a Europa League spot. The midfielder scored a hat-trick in the first leg of the semi-final against ADO Den Haag.

He scored again in the second leg, and once more against Utrecht in the first leg of the final. The teenager may have missed the second game due to suspension but he was integral to the Dutch club qualifying for Europe.

After his success in the Netherlands, Mount was given his chance by Chelsea legend Frank Lampard at Derby last season. His loan spell at the Rams showed what he is truly capable.

The midfielder scored 11 goals and provided six assists in 44 appearances. He suffered with a hamstring injury in February and missed six weeks of action, but after his return, he was instrumental to Derby’s late run to secure a playoff spot.

Mount scored one and provided two assists in a 6-1 drumming of Rotherham on his return to fitness, and bagged a hat-trick versus Bolton in April. During the playoffs, he scored in the 4-2 away win against Leeds that sealed their place in the final.

Although he was unable to help the Championship club gain promotion against Aston Villa at Wembley late last month, the youngster showed he is now ready to step up to the Premier League.

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