‘When he’s inside, he knows I’m outside’ — Mason Mount reveals player he has special connection with

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Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount has hailed his connection with Reece James, as the duo have formed an effective partnership on the right side.

Mount and James have played with each other from their time in the academy, and according to Mount, their combination is born out of a longstanding understanding, and he also said that they’d keep on working on their combinations.

Mount told the official Chelsea website: “Last season I did mostly play on the left and it was a different type of role for me, coming in on my right foot more rather than going down the line or making runs in behind.

“It’s a different type of position and movement. Playing on the right recently is something that I’ve grown into and got more used to this season having playing there more and more.

“It’s about me and Reece having that connection to combine, create chances and score goals. It was nice the other week when Reece set me up to score against Everton and we know each other so well.

“We work off each other easily because if he’s inside then he knows I’ll be on the outside, trying to break the line and make the run in behind, and if I’m in the middle then he’ll be doing the opposite, staying wide and it will be me trying to find him and combine with one-twos.

“It’s just about building that connection we’ve always had. I’ve known him for a long time, I know what he likes to do when he has the ball and when he doesn’t have the ball, and he knows the same about me.

“It’s a good connection but we’ll always be working on it and trying to do the best for the team.”

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