According to Liverpool legend Graeme Souness, Mason Mount is underrated at Chelsea because he is homegrown.
Following Chelsea’s 4-1 victory over Sheffield United on Saturday, Hakim Ziyech was named man of the match but Souness believes Mount’s performances have gone under the radar.
“Because they’re home grown we’re overlooking them, we’re taking them for granted,” Souness told Sky Sports.
“Mason Mount is a fabulous player, I think he’d be my first name in midfield.
“I know we talk about Ziyech, there are bigger challenges for Chelsea and Ziyech – if he can do that against the very best teams – we know Mason Mount can. We know he’s right up for the cup.”
“He’s a baby, he’s a baby,” addes Souness. “I’m trying to think what team he wouldn’t get in in the Premier League and that includes all the big guns.
“I think him and (Phil) Foden are outstanding. And I also like the one at Leicester, Maddison. It pains me to say but right now England have some fabulous talent in midfield.”