Updated: Jun 4, 2020
Mason Mount has shone this season, pulling strings through the middle of Chelsea’s dynamic midfield. The Chelsea academy graduate stepped up to Premier League standards under Lampard’s youthful management, recording 6 goals and 5 assists whilst playing 88% of league minutes.
At just 21 years old, the excitement surrounding the youngsters future is gaining momentum. He earned 6 senior caps for England, debuting in September 2019. Mount joins a list of prospective England playmakers, as we’ve mentioned in this series, all competing for serious minutes at international level. Mount, however, is years younger than the likes of Barkley, Grealish, Alli, Maddison - perhaps we may see him dipping in and out of the ranks until he’s matured down the line. The same could be said for City superstar Phil Foden.
Mount, as well as his fellow academy graduates, excelled at times for Chelsea, developing at a rapid rate that gives fans something to look forward to in seasons to come. However, rumours are suggesting another big signing is landing at Stamford Bridge this summer. Coutinho leads the race here, though other names have floated around. If it means benching Mount, the young Englishman will halt all progress made in earning his senior debut. A whole host of outstanding attacking midfielders are queuing for a spot in the England squad; lack of regular football could see Mount excluded.
Currently trading at £2.95, this investment could swing both ways over the course of three years. If Mount is benched due to a new signing, his value could plummet - particularly if missing out on International Football. On the other hand, if Mount continues to develop at the rate at which we’ve seen - he’ll rise considerably. He ticks plenty of boxes right now; young, creative, attacking, media potential, PL starter, England caps, PB should rise as he and Chelsea develop. At under £3 there are few players that tick all those boxes.
Will Mount struggle for minutes if a superstar, like Coutinho, joins Chelsea?