Chelsea’s academy has consistently produced players of high caliber, but only a few have been provided the opportunity to showcase their potential for the club. However, things could be about to change for the young blues as a potential transfer ban means that Chelsea has to utilize their own talent to go through the 2019/20 premier league season, meaning that some very exciting talents could be seen lighting up on the big stage and Mason Mount is one of the prime candidates to get his share of opportunity this season
Mason Mount was born in Portsmouth, England on 10th January 1999 and was enrolled in Chelsea’s youth system at an early age of six. He stands at 5’8” and he can be described as the modern attacking midfielder who is capable of playing as a 10 as well as orchestrating things from deeper positions. The youngster has represented England across various age groups and is currently a member of England U21, where he has scored one goal in four appearances.
Mason Mount signed his first contract with the club in early 2016 and has been recently awarded a new deal in 2019, on a reported $96,000 a week which will see him earn about $25 million over the next five years.
The young attacking midfielder is very competent on a technical level and prefers playing behind the striker, where he can feed balls to them as well as to create space for himself from his clever movement to score goals. He certainly loves a spectacular and doesn’t shy away from shooting from distance. His dribbling is effective and helps him come out with the ball from crowded situations while his technique and balance seem good enough to handle the brutality of the Premiere League. While there’s little to doubt about the attacking prowess of the youngster, his defensive works still leave a lot to be desired and it is one thing he certainly has to work on. Adding to that, his ability in the air is not strong enough yet, leading him to lose most of his duels