Graeme Souness heaped reward on the “high class” Mason Mount after the midfielder helped to fireplace Chelsea FC to a 3-0 victory at Leeds United on Wednesday night time.
Mount netted the early opener for the Blues after which arrange Christian Pulisic for his aspect’s second, earlier than Romelu Lukaku added a 3rd late on at Elland Highway.
The England worldwide’s efficiency helped Chelsea FC to say their first win in three Premier League outings and served as an excellent warm-up to the FA Cup remaining showdown towards Liverpool FC at Wembley on Saturday.
The 23-year-old Mount has been in good kind this season, scoring 11 objectives and making 10 assists in 31 Premier League video games, plus additionally netting thrice within the cup competitions for Thomas Tuchel’s males.
Now, former Liverpool FC star Souness has spoken out in reward of Mount following his glorious efficiency towards the Whites on Wednesday night time.
Talking to Sky Sports activities, as quoted by Metro, Souness stated of Mount: “What a boy that is. I believe he’s high class.
“I keep in mind Chelsea followers doubting him a few years in the past, there’s nothing to doubt about him. He’s energetic, he’s a workaholic, he’s acquired nice ability, an eye fixed for a cross.
“He’s only a high participant at such a younger age. Mason Mount and Reece James, two younger lads, had been the 2 finest gamers on the pitch tonight.”
Each Mount and Pulisic earned reward from their supervisor after Wednesday night time’s sport, with Tuchel commending the pair for his or her performances at Elland Highway, as Lukaku netted his third objective in two video games for the south west London aspect.
“I’m comfortable that he [Lukaku] scored once more,” said Tuchel after Wednesday’s win. “He needed to remain on the pitch to get his objective and I’m comfortable additionally for Puli and Mason that we had been decisive with the offensive gamers. It is crucial for them and it offers them confidence.”
Chelsea FC at the moment are gearing up for his or her FA Cup remaining conflict towards Liverpool FC on Saturday, and Tuchel admitted that it’s “impossible” that Mateo Kovacic will probably be match for the sport after he picked up an damage on Wednesday night time.
“I inform you not as a coach and never as an professional however for me it is extremely unlikely [Kovacic will be fit for the final],” stated Tuchel.
“”He performed within the Carabao Cup remaining and the semi-final of the FA Cup with the identical damage and he tried to play extra minutes right here, however it was nearly unattainable so he got here off and he has a swollen ankle and is in a whole lot of ache.”