Mason Mount: Chelsea’s Next Big Thing?

Mason Mount has been voted as Vitesse’s Player of the Season by the fans.

Mount becomes third Chelsea loanee to win award, after Christian Atsu (2013-14) and Slobodan Rajković (2010-11).

He is building quite the reputation. In 2017 he was voted as Chelsea Academy Player of the Year and European U19 Championship Player of the Tournament, before this new recognition at Vitesse.

Mount has enjoyed a very good loan spell this season.

The beginning wasn’t easy. He’s had to be patient, and he had to wait for the chance to establish himself in the starting eleven. But, when he did get the chance, he made the most of it and rapidly became one of Vitesse’s most important players.

He has always been an attacking midfielder, capable of playing in any of the central midfield roles and is particularly strong at going from box-to-box.

Mount has racked up 12 goals and 10 assists across his 30 starts and 11 substitute appearances in the Eredivisie and Europa League. This stats are better than any other teenager in the league, including the likes of Justin Kluivert at Ajax.

As always is the case for players who do well out on loan, the next step is crucial. This has been demonstrated by Lewis Baker’s catastrophic season on loan at Middlesbrough following two successful years at Vitesse.

Mount plays like he’s a veteran of the game except that he’s still developing physically. Already his style has been compared with the likes De Bruyne and he should at least get a serious look in pre-season, especially if Chelsea is going to play in Europa League next season.

On the other hand, if there is no place for him then a move to the Bundesliga would probably be the best option. It’s where Kevin De Bruyne and Andreas Christensen flourished.


Written by Rijad Abaza

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