Mason Mount has once again proved why he has won Chelsea players of the season twice in a row after another impressive performance against AC Milan in the Champions League at the San Siro.
The England international was involved in all of Chelsea’s two goals against AC Milan. Mason Mount’s penetrating run into the AC Milan box after Reece James played him through on goal resulted in Fikayo Tomori’s foul that resulted in the penalty and red card.
Mount also assisted Chelsea’s second goal after placing an inch-perfect pass into the path of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who effortlessly sorted past the Goalkeeper in his near post.
He was sub-off after the break and was replaced by Conor Gallagher. Despite being on the pitch for just 45 minutes, Mason Mount was named the Man of the Match.
Chelsea manager Graham Potter has revealed that Mason Mount was on a yellow card. That is why he substituted him after the break.
What is Graham Potter say?
Speaking at a post-match conference after Chelsea’s 2-0 victory over AC Milan, Graham Potter said: “He was on a yellow card and he’s played a lot of football, so at half-time we gave him a breather.
“He was fantastic. He was a constant threat. I’ve been really pleased with him from the start. He’s a really important player.”
The Blues are top of Group E after back-to-back wins over AC Milan. Quizzed what has resulted in the team’s rise in confidence, Potter said: “We had a bit of time away because of the international break but we just worked hard behind the scenes in emphasizing the importance of the group, emphasizing the importance of the team, and how we act.
“You can see the boys have got quality. They are a responsible group, honest and open, and I’ve enjoyed working with them. It’s been a nice start for us and we need to carry on.
“I’ve been in football long enough to know that it’s hard to expect and predict football results. The important thing is the quicker you get to know the players, the quicker you can build trust and understand them, the better.
“But it is down to the guys, the players. They have really responded, been very honest and responsible and they want to do well.
“Our job is to try to help them and to try to help them enjoy their football. There is pressure and we want to win, but if they are enjoying their football, there is a quality in the team.”
Chelsea will face Aston Villa on Sunday in the Premier League at Villa Park.