Former Chelsea midfielder Joe Cole has backed Mason Mount to make the breakthrough with Chelsea this term after taking the chance to impress during the pre-season campaign. The England youth international has spent the past two seasons on loan with Vitesse and Derby County respectively and he has now been rewarded with a first-team spot ahead of the 2019/2020 season.
Speaking to TalkSPORT, Cole described Mount as a top player and stated that the midfielder will have a part to play for the Blues in the upcoming season, he said: “Mason Mount is a top player. He’s produced the goods on loan in Holland [with Vitesse] and in England [with Derby]. Every challenge he’s had he’s met. For me that’s a sign that a player is going to go places. Every time a question is asked of him, he performs. You’ve got to take your chance if you’re a young lad. It might be five or ten minutes, that’s the nature of the beast. “You get the feeling if Mason gets the nod he will produce.”