2018 has been a rollercoaster year for Mason Mount so far. Having won the Vitesse player of the year award at the end of his season on loan in the Eredivisie, Mount then joined Frank Lampard’s Derby County in the Championship on yet another temporary switch.
The 19-year-old attacking midfielder has impressed so far for the Rams, to such an extent that Gareth Southgate named him in his senior England squad for the upcoming Nations League clashes with Croatia and Spain. In doing so, Mount has become the first outfield player to be called up to the national squad from the second tier since Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha in 2012.
With Mount set to potentially make his Three Lions debut this weekend, it raises the question as to whether or not he ought to already be plying his trade in the Premier League. His parent club, Chelsea, are notorious for not providing talented youngsters with regular first team opportunities, but such is the excitement around Mount, an exception should be made for him next season.
What do you think, Chelsea fans – should Mount be part of the Blues’ first team plans for next season?