Chelsea legend John Terry has stated that he believes Mason Mount has what it takes to become a permanent captain of the club.
When Mason Mount captained the side in the 3-1 win over Luton, he became the youngest Chelsea man to wear the armband since a 21 year-old Terry in 2001. With César Azpilicueta, Jorginho and Thiago Silva all out of the side, Frank Lampard turned to Mount.
Lampard was a big believer in Mount’s abilities, using him prominently at Chelsea and at Derby. Since Lampard’s departure, Tuchel has continued the faith in the 22 year-old midfielder. The German starting Mount in three of the four Premier League matches he has managed.
As a playmaker, Mount has been one of the league’s best this season. He averages 2.5 key passes per game, behind only Jack Grealish, Kevin de Bruyne and Bruno Fernandes.
For the national team, Mount has strong positional competition from the likes of Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish, Leicester’s James Maddison and Manchester City’s Phil Foden. Though in 2020, Mount got the nod from Gareth Southgate more often than the other three.
On a live stream on Terry’s Instagram, the former Chelsea captain spoke highly of the young England midfielder.
John Terry on Mason Mount.. pic.twitter.com/rftg1Hw4Ts
— Simon Phillips (@SiPhillipsSport) February 10, 2021
Mount has shown in his 16 years at the club how much he loves it there and has continued to get better as a player and clubman. Azpilicueta is the current captain, and should remain so until he leaves the club. However, having a young player come through the academy to be in line for the role is a very good sign for Chelsea.