Some Chelsea fans have lavished praise on the second-half performance from Mason Mount during the friendly win over Championship side Reading on Sunday.
The young midfielder has already earned plenty of plaudits from the fans during pre-season and he continued his good impression by bagging a quick-fire brace in the 4-3 triumph over Reading.
Mount’s first strike came through a brilliant first touch just outside the box before lashing a shot at goal in the 57th minute. A few moments later, he was gifted with the second goal through a defensive lapse by Reading.
Following the game, a large section of the Blues supporters were elated with the showing and some believe the youngster should feature in the starting lineup for the league opener against Manchester United next month.
Here are some of the reactions on Twitter….
I am so feeling this Mason Mount dude.. Dude got so much prospects..
— Mr Dickson Fikayo (@fresco083) July 28, 2019
Mason Mount has been fantastic all pre-season. He should start vs United. With Jorginho & Kova in the pivot… Pulisic and Pedro wide, Giroud up top, Abraham from the bench.
— Elliott-Jay (@EJ_PSolace) July 28, 2019
Mason Mount, sure starter for Chelsea?
— Sheikh Abir Hossain (@AbirHossain4839) July 28, 2019
Our academy has delivered once again. Mason Mount better be allowed to start our first game against United.
— Wale Adetona (@iSlimfit) July 28, 2019
Kind of certain that Mount will start against United. He's been great in pre-season. Lampard knows his quality. Nothing better to test him against United in the opening game. Happy for him and I hope he grabs his shot.
— Udit (@uditCFC) July 28, 2019
Mount has spent the past two seasons on loan with Vitesse Arnhem and Derby County respectively and at both those clubs, he was able to reach double figures in terms of scoring across all competitions.
He has been the Blues’ top-scorer in the current pre-season with three goals to date and it won’t come as a surprise, if Frank Lampard hands him with a starting role from the number 10 position against United.
Meanwhile, Ross Barkley has been another player, who has impressed with goals in back-to-back friendlies against Reading and Barcelona, and he could prove to be the direct competitor to Mount for the 2019/2020 season.