Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount will be relieved to have gotten off the mark in this year’s Premier League campaign, after scoring a sparkling brace against Aston Villa on Sunday.
What’s the word?
That is according to journalist Paul Brown who has informed GIVEMESPORT of the solace that it will have brought to the England international.
Though the journalist does go on to acknowledge the fact that Mount needs to become more regular his goal returns in order to become a consistent and reliably direct figure for both Chelsea and England.
Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, Brown said: “I’m sure he’ll be incredibly relieved. He’s always said himself that the one thing he wants to add to his game is goals.
“He’s not really a regular enough goalscorer yet and I think Chelsea need that from him and England need that too.”
Relief, for now
Brown is correct about the relief that Sunday’s brace will have brought to Mount.
And so too about his slight lack of consistency in his direct goal returns.
The 23-year-old’s first two seasons in the Premier League saw him net a combined 13 goals, scoring seven in the first season and six in the second.
With an assist total of five in each of the two mentioned campaigns, his overall goal contributions for Chelsea have been respectable.
But for a player of his ilk, and for the sake of his and the Blues’ benefit, as an advanced midfielder for Chelsea, he needs to bring more to the party.
This is what he did last season, scoring 11 goals and attaining ten assists in what was his Premier League personal best in regards to attacking returns, racking up 21 contributions in 32 games.
Having failed to score in his first eight games this season, many will be hoping that this is the resurgence of Mount, who can still achieve double figures this season, having now bagged two goals in ten games.
The £88k-per-week maestro needs to become more consistent in this regard to deliver what is required in his role as an advanced midfielder for Chelsea, having failed to score against Brentford on Wednesday night.
But, he will be hoping to regenerate that goalscoring feeling once more in the weekend fixture against Manchester United.