Mason Mount ranks in the top 10 in the Premier League for the following stats:
Successful pressures – 2nd
Key passes – 3rd
Shot-creating actions (SCA) – 4th
Open play SCA – 5th
Progressive carries – 5th
Carries into final third – 6th
Through balls – 7th
He ranks between 10th and 15th for the following stats:
Passes into box – 13th
Progressive passes – 15th
Tackles in midfield – 15th
I don’t think fans have fully grasped how good this kid is. He is doing the job of multiple footballers at once and doing it pretty damn well.
There are 4 other players in the league who carry a similar burden in terms of running the build-up and providing the final ball: Fernandes, De Bruyne, Grealish and to a lesser extent, Alexander-Arnold. Mount is the least experienced among the 4, what he is doing is fantastic.
On top of being Chelsea's most player on the ball, Mount is their key player without possession too. He is not just a big talent for the future, he’s a terrific footballer right now. Hopefully, he starts receiving the respect he fully deserves soon - Starting with Chelsea POTY award.
One criticism seen a lot is that he plays a lot and therefore his stats are boosted. Being picked often, especially with no big price-tag, is one of the biggest indicators of a player's ability! Every manager Mount has had has loved him, it is not random or by chance.
Thiago Silva and Edouard Mendy are the two others with the strongest claims. Thiago has not played often and we've not missed a beat in his presence. Everyone knows how great Edouard Mendy has been but unless a goalkeeper has a 17-18 De Gea-esque season, winning the POTY makes no sense.
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