‘He’s carrying the team at the moment’ : Paul Merson is in awe of Chelsea youngster


‘He’s carrying the team at the moment’ : Paul Merson is in awe of Chelsea youngster

Paul Merson

Football pundit Paul Merson believes that Mason Mount is currently single handedly carrying the Chelsea team. He is extremely impressed with the young attacking midfielder’s talents. Mason Mount scored his eight goal of the season as Chelsea defeated Fc Porto in the UEFA Champions League quarter finals.

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Paul Merson speaks on Mason Mount

Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea faced a humiliating defeat to West Bromwich Albion the weekend before they faced FC Porto. Chelsea were ahead courtesy of Christian Pulisic but Albion came back.West Brom were 2-1 ahead at half-time and went on to win comfortably to put a damp on Chelsea’s hopes of qualifying for next season’s Champions League .

Chelsea now do have the opportunity to move back above West Ham and into fourth when they will face Crystal Palace on Saturday evening. Paul Merson believes that Thomas Tuchel shot himself in the foot when he didn’t pick Mason Mount in the match against Albion.

He got left out against West Brom and look what happened. It’s not the first time I’ve seen a manager come here and under-estimate this league.

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With his goal against FC Porto Mason Mount became Chelsea’s youngest ever goalscorer in a Champions League knockout stage match.

Mason Mount

He’s the go-to man now, and that’s phenomenal at his age. He carries the team.

The turn and shot for the goal against Porto. He knew what he was going to do before he got the ball. I think he’s top drawer.