Mason Mount reveals why he took Chelsea’s penalty in the 1-1 draw against Southampton

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With Chelsea’s designated penalty Jorginho on the pitch, Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount stepped up to take the penalty against Southampton, cancelling out Takumi Minamino’s opener.

Mount has now revealed why he took the penalty against Southampton.

“Tammy was actually taking the first one but obviously he went off at half-time so it was either me or Timo,” Mount told Chelsea’s official website.

“The manager said it should be whoever feels confident on the pitch so I just stepped up.

“I missed my last one at Tottenham in the Carabao Cup so I wanted to make it right and I was confident in scoring as well.

“I’ve said before that it does mean a little bit more to me [to score against Southampton] and I scored here last season as well so it’s a nice ground for me to play at.

“But the most important thing is to get the three points and we didn’t manage to do that so it’s obviously a disappointment.”

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