Mason Mount had a promising Premier League debut campaign but Blues fans are hoping he can go one better in the 2020/21 campaign.
The 21-year-old has repaid the faith shown in him by boss Frank Lampard, delivering seven goals and five assists in 32 Premier League appearances.
An impressive feat for the ex Derby and Vitesse loanee. Many fans were pleasantly surprised to see how well Mount performed in his debut campaign.
As a result, this led to Mount making his senior debut for the three lions on the national stage against Bulgaria.
He went on to make five more appearances, two of those from the starting 11. Mount’s 2019/20 season started off promisingly but the tail end saw the Blues leave it til the last game to secure a top-four finish.
Increased competition for places
With the emergence of Christian Pulisic and signing of Hakim Ziyech, Chelsea’s wing positions will give any manager a selection headache.
The Blues have a formidable attack that is up there with the best in the league. Mount will also need to fend off competition from fellow Englishman Callum Hudson Odoi who is itching for game time.
Chelsea’s public pursuit of Kai Havertz is a sign that boss Frank Lampard is looking to bring in big-name players and strengthen his existing squad.
Mount will need to up his game if he is to compete with names such as Havertz week in week out for a starting birth.
With their transfer ban over and a big transfer budget, the Blues are looking to operate efficiently in the transfer market and strengthen where necessary.
In 2019/20, the Blues had low expectations as Chelsea were dealing with a transfer ban and a new manager.
Frank Lampard exceeded expectations with his squad as promising players such as Mount rose to the fore. This campaign Chelsea will hope to finish in the top four and prove themselves as worthy title contenders.
Mount will need more of the same from last season if he is to keep his name on the teamsheet.
Mount has shown he has the capabilities of a player who is able to perform at the highest level. I believe he has the talent to be a Chelsea player for years to come.
In order to do so, he must cope with the continuous demands of playing for a club like Chelsea and continue to repay the faith shown in him by Frank Lampard.