Mason Mount says this Chelsea team have evolved to be more ruthless ahead of CL clash

Chelsea are all but just a couple of hours away from taking on Rennes in the Champions League as I type.

Frank Lampard’s side sit positioned well in the Group stages joint top with Sevilla and they will be looking to bring all three points back to England with them tonight.

They are performing very well in the league as well and Lampard has got his team off the back of some very good form and momentum.

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One player who has been instrumental to this is midfielder, Mason Mount.

The England international has been speaking on the Chelsea website ahead of the match tonight, and he has pinpointed that the major difference from last season to this season so far is that the team have been much more ruthless in front of goal.

He speaks of the team evolving into a more solid defensive unit, as well as being more clinical in front of goal.

Mount said:

“I think the ruthlessness we have now to kill games off [is the difference to last season], to score goals, as you could see against Newcastle. It was a tough game and maybe last season we would have gone there and struggled to score and keep a clean sheet.

“So I think the evolution of our performances and the way we’re playing at the moment, you can tell that we’ve definitely become more solid in defence and as a defensive unit, as a team, and being ruthless in front of goal.

“We’ve scored a lot of goals this season so far but we’re never content and we know what we can achieve as a group and hopefully we can keep winning games, keep being strong mentally, because the season is very tough. There’s so many games coming up quick, so we need to go into every game with the confidence we’re going to win it and I think that’s the difference between last season and this season so far.

“We’ve definitely been stronger at the back and solid and that gives us, the front boys, the midfielders, confidence to push the wingers and the strikers on and allows us to get higher up. So it’s a knock-on effect and we’ve been working on it from day one this season and now I think we’re getting used to it and it’s working well.”