Date of birth: 10/01/1999 (17 years old)
Place of birth: Portsmouth (England)
Youth career: Chelsea FC
Current club: Chelsea FC
Squad number: —
Current national team: England U-18
Position: central midfielder, attacking midfielder, winger
Preferred foot: right
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —
Tournaments participated in: 2016 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualification elite round (3/0), 2016 UEFA European Under-17 Championship (4/1), UEFA Youth League 2015/2016 (5/0)
Contract until: 30.06.2018
Player’s agent: unknown
Transfer rumours: —
Similar type of player: Philippe Coutinho
– ball control
– first touch
– aerial duels
– defensive contribution
Style of play:
– modern attacking midfielder/number ’10’
– highly technical and creative player
– likes to be fielded in a free role as an attacking midfielder, where he is given space to roam the pitch
– attacking movement, positional sense, and ability to interpret the game, which, combined with his pace, mobility and energy, enables him to make effective attacking runs to beat the defensive line
– capable both of creating chances for team-mates, as well as scoring goals himself, due to his vision and ability to play off of other players
– fast, and opportunistic player, with excellent reactions
– likes to dribble
– likes to shoot from distance
– exceptional precision when passing and shooting
– very good in combination play
– known for his dribbling skills and close control in limited spaces
– creative at his off-the-ball movements, and likes to find the best space to receive the ball with good timings, linking up the team’s midfield and attack
– very strong in 1v1 situations, unpredictable and very confident of his skills
– possesses fantastic close control that allows him to drift pass defenders with ease
– competent set-piece taker
He is best suited to playing as:
Attacking midfielder in 4-2-3-1.
FA Youth Cup 2015/2016 winner with Chelsea.
UEFA Youth League 2015/2016 winner with Chelsea.
League summary (as for 9 October 2016):
No senior team appearances yet.
Mason Mount was born in Portsmouth, but joined Chelsea youth academy as a six year-old. He is currently considered as one of the most talented young players in England and is tipped to follow in John Terry’s footsteps and make the breakthrough at Chelsea. During 15/16 season he was a key player in the victorious UEFA Youth League and FA Youth Cup teams, scoring in the semi-final of the former and the final of the latter. In January 2016, Mason signed his first professional contract on his 17th birthday, expiring at the end of the 2017-18 season. He is also a regular youth international for England, having been capped at the U-16, U-17, and U-18 levels. In 2016, he played at the UEFA European Under-17 Championship in Azerbaijan, where young Englishmen were knocked out at the quarter final stage after a 1-0 defeat against eventual finalists Spain.
‘An attacking midfielder who both scores and creates goals. He set up two in the Uefa Youth League win over Anderlecht and scored the opener in the 1-1 draw at Manchester City in the first leg of the FA Youth Cup with a neat finish.’
Football Talent Scout potential rating:
Player has potential to become a key player in a top European club.