Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount has had a good start to the season and has bagged five league goals already this term. Mount is thought to be Frank Lampard’s replica at Chelsea and has the nick for being a high scoring midfielder.
The 20-year-old has now revealed that his target is to score at least 10 league goals for the Blues this term as he aims double digits – and he’s halfway near his target.
He told the official Chelsea website: “I always set a target of 10 goals too – double figures – no matter who it’s with. I achieved that last season and the year before, so hopefully I can do that this time as well. If you’re stepping up a level, then you’ve got to go to that level with your performances as well.
“The players around you are going to be better so you have to be better as well. Ten goals was always something I felt kept me focused and kept me looking forward, at any level.”
Mount’s form has dropped in recent games, and former Liverpool midfielder Jamie Redknapp has urged Frank Lampard to give the youngster a rest. Jamie Redknapp wrote in his column for the Daily Mail: “When it comes to Mount, I wonder if he could benefit from a break.”
“I remember when I was 19, I’d broken into the Liverpool team but was going through a rough patch. “Graeme Souness was my manager at the time and he pulled me to one side at the training ground. He told me he was going to leave me out. I was fuming.”
“I had my break, recharged the batteries and came back raring to go. So maybe that could help Mount, too.”