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One of the major reasons why managers are drawn to Mason Mount is his work rate. The 21-year-old academy product is always one of the hardest workers on the pitch, as we have seen since last season.
The midfielder was in good form against Leeds on Saturday, and he worked really hard for his side.
Speaking after the game, Mount who knows Leeds from his time in the Championship, admitted that he hasn’t faced any team as hard-working as Marcelo Bielsa’s side.
“They don’t stop the whole time with the way they run and fight but we knew that coming into the game,” said Mount.
“I don’t think I’ve played in anything that frantic and that high-tempo before. I saw a stat saying we’re the first team to out-run them in a game so that was brilliant.
“We just had to weather the storm and keep going. Not many teams score three against them and only concede one – usually they have high-scoring games so we did well to keep it down to one because they create so many chances. We’re happy to score three and win the game so it was a special night.”
Chelsea ran 6km more than Leeds on Saturday – a feat no other team has achieved this season.