Ian Wright has named Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount as a number one contender for this season’s Younger Player of the 12 months award.
The 22-year-old has been with the Blues since 2005. He progressed well by means of their academy as he’s thought-about one in all their brightest lights as he edges nearer to the primary team.
The midfielder has represented England in any respect ranges of the under 16 team up. He acquired his first chance to play senior football in 2017/18 with Dutch outfit Vitesse.
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Mount scored 14 goals that season from his 39 outings. He then joined Derby County for the complete 2018/19 season.
The Englishman was managed by Frank Lampard in Derby and broke into Chelsea’s first team last season under the membership legend’s dartelage.
Mount made probably the most of his alternative as he was one in all their best players last season as they finished within the top 4.
Lampard was replaced by Thomas Tuchel earlier on this marketing campaign, however Mount has continued to carry out well.
The England international is now a key player for Chelsea and Gareth Southgate’s national team.
When requested who he thought had been the main contenders for Younger Player of the 12 months, Wright additionally talked about Phil Foden and Bukayo Saka. Arsenal legend insisted that Mount has “distinctive attributes” that serve him well:
“Mason Mount, he has distinctive attributes along with his defensive and offensive sides of the sport,” he instructed the Kelly and Wrighty Present, as quoted by Optus Sports activities.
“[He’s] is inventive in every little thing he does.
“It is no coincidence that persons are form of the ‘trainer’s pet’ factor with him and Gareth [Southgate] and Frank [Lampard], now Tuchel is choosing him too.
“I like the way in which he went by means of that stage, regularly doing what he has executed that’s enjoying football the best he can, doing what the managers need him to do do it.
“[He keeps] score goals, create goals, work hard for the team.
“He is the mainstay of England, the mainstay of Chelsea now – somebody with an angle and dedication to what he does is top quality.”