Cape Town - Up-and-coming Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount has revealed
that he is targeting 10 goals for the Blues this season.
The England midfielder has been a star of Chelsea's season
so far as Frank Lampard's youthful-looking squad currently lie fourth in the
Premier League table.
With Chelsea's transfer ban in place over the summer,
Lampard was forced to use his younger players and Mount has profited from that.
He has been a virtual ever-present for the Blues this
season, playing 25 times across all competitions.
His goalscoring credentials have been on show with the
midfielder netting five times and his form has propelled him to the attention
of England head coach Gareth Southgate.
The 20-year-old made his Three Lions debut in their 4-0
victory over Bulgaria at Wembley in September and has gone on to earn six caps
Mount has been described as a creative and goalscoring
midfielder and the Portsmouth-born payer says he is aiming to score at least 10
goals by the end of the season.
"I always set a target of 10 goals too - double figures
- no matter who it's with," he told Chelsea's official website.
"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."
Mount was a key player for Lampard at Derby County last
season in the Championship as they narrowly missed out on promotion to the
He netted 11 goals across 44 games for the Rams as they
ended up losing the Championship play-off final 2-1 against Aston Villa.
The season before he was farmed out on loan to Chelsea’
Dutch feeder club Vitesse Arnhem, where he enjoyed an outstanding goalscoring
With the Eredivisie side, Mount scored 14 goals in 39 games
in all competitions during his first year of senior club football.
His next potential goal scoring assignment will come on
Sunday as Chelsea travel to north London to face Tottenham.
- TeamTalk Media