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Mason Mount wore the captain armband for Frank Lampard’s last game in charge of the Blues, as he led out a young Chelsea squad to beat Luton Town 3-1.
The 22-year-old became the youngest player to captain Chelsea since John Terry was given the armband in 2001.
Mount impressed on the night, and he has revealed that he was pleased with the honour and hopes to captain the team in the future.
“It was a very proud moment for me, for my family,” he said.
“To lead the boys out at Stamford Bridge was an amazing feeling. It’s something that I dreamt of as a young boy. I dreamt of just walking out and playing a game, but with the captain’s armband on my arm as well made it even more special. It was a big moment for me and I learnt a lot from that experience and hopefully I can take that into the future and hopefully wear that armband again in the future.”
Mount has garnered a lot of appearances for Chelsea since last season, and he has admitted that he doesn’t feel like a youngster anymore.
“As young players I feel like we’ve definitely stepped up, especially last season as well, and gained a lot of experience,” he said.
“I wouldn’t really categorise some of the boys as young players anymore because some of us are coming up to 100 Premier League appearances or appearances for the club and many of the boys have played international football.
“So we have a lot of experience within the group even though some of us are quite young still. As players we learn a lot from the experienced boys, that’s definitely something that we keep getting better and better at.
“Hopefully we’ll keep getting the performances to the standard that we should be at and that we expect from ourselves. That’s definitely our goal now.”