According to reports in The Sun, Chelsea attacker Mason Mount looks set to return to Stamford Bridge this summer following a successful loan spell with Eredivisie outfit Vitesse Arnhem, and Blues fans believe the 2018/19 campaign could be a big one for the teenager.
The 19-year-old attacking midfielder, who has played on both wings for Vitesse this term, has scored eight goals and provided a further nine assists in 29 Dutch top flight outings, while he netted hat-trick and picked up an assist in his side’s 5-2 win against Ado Den Haag earlier the week in a Europa League play-off tie.
Mount is yet to make a first-team appearance for his parent club but his displays in the Netherlands and the big changes that are expected with the west London outfit this summer – especially if they do miss out on Champions League football – could mean the youngster gets an opportunity to impress next term.
Chelsea supporters, who also want Reece James in the first-team next season, have been quick to have their say on the forward via social media, and while one said he is “1000% better than Barkley”, another said “Mason Mount is better than Callum Hudson-Odoi”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Mason mount is better than Calum-Hudson Odoi
— Chelsea FC (@chelseafcfocus) May 11, 2018
RLC is better than Baka, Callum is better than Pedro/Willian, dujon is better than Moses/Zappa, Tammy for morata and mount could be cesc replacement in few years time
— 🇦🇷🇧🇪 (@messihazard10) May 10, 2018
He’s 1000% better than Barkley. And Mount is a senior player btw, just not for Chelsea.
— Alex Goldberg (@AlexGoldberg_) May 10, 2018
Bring back Ruben Loftus Cheek, Mason Mount and Kenedy, make them starters next season.@ChelseaFC
— Soler (@Solerfredo) May 12, 2018
And Drinkwater. Barkley and Drinkwater out is the only transfer activity Chelsea should be involved in.
Ease youth into the team now. If Morata's leaving, then give Batshuayi and Tammy Abraham a chance.
Loftus-Cheek and Mount deserve starting places next season..
— Roland Uy (@rolanduy) May 11, 2018
I hope we aren’t hyping Mason Mount to the point we have all the other youth chelsea players who were gonna be world beater but he’s got a different feel about him imo. Special player.
— ✭bendrick lamar✭ (@cleftchineddie) May 11, 2018