Chelsea attacking midfielder Mason Mount created eight chances in just 45 minutes as England cruised to a 5-0 win over minnows San Marino in the World Cup qualifier at Wembley last night.
The stat is all the more impressive when you consider that only one player, Xavi, has created more chances in a single international game since Opta started recording such data.
Mount completed all four crosses he delivered into San Marino’s box, as well as providing the assist for Raheem Sterling’s goal, picking up the ball high up the pitch and laying it off to his teammate to make it 3-0 on the night, just after the half-hour mark.
Considering the Chelsea star was replaced by Jude Bellingham at half time, it would have been interesting to see how he would have fared over the full 90 minutes. He would have undoubtedly broken Xavi’s record, which has stood since 2008 when Spain played Montenegro.