Mount: They doubted us at the start of the season

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At the start of the season, Chelsea were very well doubted by all the pundits and critics, that nobody rated the Blues will even finish in a top four place.

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard was seen as a rookie manager, and the Blues boss had to bring in a number of young academy products to help the side.

At the end, Chelsea proved doubters wrong, and the Blues were able to finish the season in the top four.

Mason Mount, who scored the first goal against Wolves, having enjoyed a breakthrough season with Chelsea, has rated the season the Blues have had despite all the doubts.

“We knew at the beginning of the season there were a lot of doubters, and nobody thought we would be pushing up to top four,” analysed Mount as he reflected on the team’s progress.

“But with the squad we have we had good enough players to keep winning games. There have been ups and downs, but we have stayed strong, the mentality has been brilliant, and we have kept going.

“You’ve always got teams around you who are pushing and want your position. That’s the reality of the league. We’ve seen in the last couple of weeks there are three teams who have been very, very close to the top four, and it came down to the final day.

“I thought we stepped up, and we’ve done that throughout the whole season in big games. We have got big players, we have had a strong mentality throughout and we finished it off well.”

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