Chelsea player told he’s up there with Kevin De Bruyne, Jack Grealish and Bruno Fernandes

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Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount had a phenomenal season by any standard, as he played a key role in Chelsea’s Champions League success.

Mount was playing youth and then Championship football not long ago before Frank Lampard and Jody Morris gave him a chance to excel in the Chelsea senior team. The 22-year-old has gone on to make 107 appearances in all competitions in those two years and ended the season as Chelsea’s Player of the Season.

Former Chelsea assistant manager Jody Morris has hailed Mount as a top player and in the same rank as the likes of Kevin De Bruyne, Jack Grealish and Bruno Fernandes.

Jody Morris told FourFourTwo: “I honestly can’t tell you how on Earth people were questioning what Mason Mount was like for Chelsea’s first team, unless they didn’t have a clue. I think people are starting to see that now. When you’ve got every single staff member and his teammates around him, the fans who are able to see him, what they think is important.

“He might not always have his best game on the ball either but tactically, he’s absolutely fantastic and understands what’s asked of him. Technically, he’s great. Can he score more goals for the type of player that he is? Yes, he can.

“But we’re still talking about a 22-year-old. You look at the chances he’s created with other Premier League greats this year, he’s up there with Kevin De Bruyne, Jack Grealish, Bruno Fernandes – Mount is creating that level of chances while perhaps doing a little bit more than some of them off the ball.”

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