‘Because they’re homegrown players, we’re taking them for granted’: Graeme Souness heaps praise on ‘fabulous’ Mason Mount and insists there’s no Premier League team Chelsea star wouldn’t get in to
- Graeme Souness believes Chelsea star Mason Mount could get in to any team
- The Sky Sports pundit said the midfielder’s contributions are being overlooked
- Ashley Cole added that Chelsea fans are often critical of the England midfielder
The Blues came from behind to beat the Blades 4-1 at Stamford Bridge and the midfielder came close to adding a fifth with Aaron Ramsdale making a fine save to keep out his long-range effort.
Chelsea’s Mason Mount would get in any Premier League side, according to Graeme Souness
The Sky Sports pundit believes that the midfielder’s contributions are being overlooked
Hakim Ziyech was named man of the match by Jamie Carragher but Souness believes Mount’s performances have gone under the radar.
‘Because they’re home grown we’re overlooking them, we’re taking them for granted’ said Souness.
‘Mason Mount is a fabulous player, I think he’d be my first name in midfield.
Mount has been singled out for praise by different pundit for his recent performances
‘I know we talk about Ziyech, there are bigger challenges for Chelsea and Ziyech – if he can do that against the very best teams – we know Mason Mount can. We know he’s right up for the cup.’
Mount was called up to the latest England squad but Ashley Cole pointed out that Chelsea fans have been ‘critical’ of the 21-year-old this season.
‘He’s a baby, he’s a baby,’ argued Souness. ‘I’m trying to think what team he wouldn’t get in in the Premier League and that includes all the big guns.
‘I think him and (Phil) Foden are outstanding. And I also like the one at Leicester, Maddison. It pains me to say but right now England have some fabulous talent in midfield.’