“He is proving himself useful because of his intelligence” – Arsenal legend Keown singles out Chelsea player for praise

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Arsenal legend Martin Keown hailed the intelligence of Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount after he scored in England’s 2-0 World Cup qualifier win over Albania on Sunday.

“Mason Mount has started England’s last seven games, proving himself a useful player to Gareth Southgate because of his intelligence,” Keown told the Daily Mail.

“As an England defender, when you roll the ball to Mount you know it’s not coming back. He’s going to turn and make something happen.

“He became vital in the build-up play, and it meant Harry Kane could remain higher up the pitch.

“In another sign of Mount’s intelligence, the opening goal came as a result of England creating an overload on the left.

“The Chelsea midfielder cut the ball back to Luke Shaw, who crossed for Kane to head home. When Mount was through on goal to make it 2-0, there was no doubt he’d score.”

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