Mason Mount was the man who got on the end of Timo Werner’s cutback to give his team the lead in this game, and it was the least he deserved after a first half where he looked the most likely player on the pitch to make something happen.
While most of his teammates were static and slow in their passing, Mason is always looking to break lines – fans on social media praised his forward impetus, and his general form as the 22 year old looks to stack another good performance on the growing pile.
Gary Lineker called Mount – along with Phil Foden after his brilliant performance earlier – “the future of England,” and that’s exactly what it’s looking like. He’s scoring, defending, captaining. This season has been another big step forward, despite the circumstances.
You can see a scattering of the praise being showered on Mount in the Tweets embedded here:
I’ve calmed down now, I’m thinking rationally and guess what? We are still Mason Mount FC HAHAHAHAHAHAH bye
— Becky (@becksssw) February 7, 2021
A Chelsea team with eleven Mason Mount's would win the Premier League…
— Mark Worrall (@gate17marco) February 7, 2021
Don’t ever chat to me about Mason Mount again.
— #8 (@MedianoEra) February 7, 2021
The board to Mason Mount after this game. pic.twitter.com/ZjyvDCIfI0
— Jack (@isoncfc) February 7, 2021
What would we do without Mason Mount, eh? #CFC
— Olivia Buzaglo (@OliviaBuzaglo) February 7, 2021
“Mason Mount can’t finish…”
— Dan McCarthy (@MaccaSport) February 7, 2021
The Mason Mount cult are gonna be unbearable now.
— Kenneth (@NiceGuyKenny) February 7, 2021
Mason Mount well on track to be one of those players who "divides opinion" even though I haven't seen anyone who thinks he's not really good
— Adam Hurrey (@FootballCliches) February 7, 2021
What a player Mason Mount is.
Mason has been Chelsea’s talisman this season and once again shines the brightest for them. The midfielder has created over twice as many chances as any other teammate this season and is always everywhere.
Tremendous heart and tremendous quality.
— EiF (@EiFSoccer) February 7, 2021
— Gary Lineker 💙 (@GaryLineker) February 7, 2021
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) February 7, 2021
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) February 7, 2021