It ended up being a disappointing afternoon for Chelsea against Leicester City in what was Frank Lampard’s first game at Stamford Bridge as Blues boss since returning earlier in the summer.
Despite a positive start, they could only come away with a 1-1 draw against the Foxes, and were in danger of ending up with nothing at all towards the end.
The south-west London side will have felt that they should have capitalised on the pressure they had at the start of the game, but they were unable to put together a convincing lead and were eventually pegged back.
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Graeme Souness was critical of Chelsea’s attack during his punditry ahead the Leicester game and quipped: “I just worry about where the goals are going to come from”. However, midfielder Mason Mount may have provided him with the answer.
The 20-year-old scored his first goal for the Blues against Leicester and took his chance well. He was a constant menace in front of the target and managed five shots throughout the game, three of which troubled goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel. No-one else was able to get near that number for either side.
He has already shown that he can regularly get himself on the scoresheet in his short career. In each of his first two full campaigns in professional football, he has scored more than 10 goals – 13 in 39 for the Eredivisie side and 11 in 44 for Derby County. And he can also be creative and lay on chances for his teammates.
Granted, he can not do it all on his own and will need help from those around him, such as Olivier Giroud, Pedro, Willian, Tammy Abraham and Christian Pulisic. However, his ability to find the back of the net means that Souness may not need to worry about the Blues offensively for too much longer.