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Mount: Chelsea debut thanks to work of Academy

3 Sep 2019

Midfielder dedicates his rise to the first team to the club's coaches who nurtured him from under-9s

In making his Premier League debut at Old Trafford in August, the thoughts of Mason Mount turned to the people at Chelsea who helped him to get this far. 

The midfielder worked his way up from Under-9 to Under-23 level with Chelsea before earning a place in the first team for the opening weekend of the season against Manchester United.

"It was a special, special moment for me," Mount said after receiving his Premier League Debut Ball from the man who handed him his first appearance, Chelsea head coach Frank Lampard

"But I think for the Academy as well, all the coaches that I've worked with throughout the years, so many that I could name, I would say that's for them."

Impressive start

Having been given his opportunity to play in the top flight for the club he loves, he has grasped it with both hands.

After scoring twice for Chelsea in the first four matches of 2019/20 and earning himself a senior England call-up, Mount is hoping the goals will keep coming.

"The Premier League is one of the best leagues in the world," he said. "As a young kid, the goal is to play in the Premier League, and obviously for me to play for Chelsea as well. So, yeah, I'm very, very happy.

"For me, personally, the way I've started, I'm very happy with it and hopefully the goals can keep coming, and I can add assists to my game as well."

Also in this series

Part 2: Mount: I couldn't remember my debut goal!
Part 3: Mason Mount: My football life in pictures

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