Mason Mount, a 21 year old Chelsea midfielder stuns fans as he curled a stunning free-kick, into the far corner of the net from a good 25-yards out after Pedro Neto was judged by the Referee to have brought Alonso down.
Last Sunday there was a battle between 3 England Clubs to claim the top four spots in order to qualify for the Champions league next season, the clubs were Manchester United with 63 points, Chelsea with 63 points and Southampton with 62 points.
Chelsea was pitched against Wolves and Leicester against Manchester United. The race for the top four spot inevitably caught the attention of literally everyone, it was a battle to watch. Chelsea and Manchester needed a draw to qualify, while Leicester needed a win to qualify for the Champions league.
Kick-off was slated to start by 4pm (UK). Chelsea vs Wolves at Stamford Bridge and Manchester United vs Leicester at King Power Stadium. This makes Wolves and Manchester united the away teams.
Mason Mount made the greatest impact during the Chelsea vs Wolves match. Mason Mount scored a stunning free-kick against Wolves to help Chelsea secure Champions League football for next season. The midfielder hit a sweet strike into the top-left corner, giving Wolves goalkeeper, Rui Patricio absolutely no chance of keeping it out.
Now the shocker was how the free-kick was traced back to when Mason Mount has been practicing this exact free-kick since his academy days. Shortly after the 21-year old put Chelsea ahead, the club’s Twitter account shared a throwback video, of an identical free-kick the England international scored as a fresh-faced academy hopeful.
In the old clip brought out by Chelsea’s Twitter account, Mount explains the technique he uses to hit the ball, before telling the cameraman exactly where he was going to place it, and he doesn’t disappoint. In the clip, young Mount said ‘I try to base my free-kick on Ronaldo, hit the ball by the valve and it moves. That’s all you do, top corner, top bins’. The youngster is then shown, striking the ball perfectly up and over the wall of defense and into the top left corner, just like he did on Sunday.
Mount’s seventh goal of the season was very crucial, as it sets Frank Lampard’s side on their way to the three points they needed to secure a top four finish. This proved his preparation was not for nothing, he put it to work and set a great example and benchmark for the younger players to follow.
Mount was also involved in the second goal that Chelsea acquired that Sunday, he set up Oliver Giroud to score Chelsea’s second right on half time to send them in on the break in a much comfortable position. Mason Mount scored 45 minutes into the game then Oliver Giroud followed scoring 3 minutes after Mason Mount scored (45+3’).
Mount’s goal and assist was typically peak Lampard, and he rose to the challenge exactly when his team needed him, when others were struggling. I’ve lost count of the amount of times that Lampard did that himself, in a Chelsea shirt. And Mount has every chance of having the same effect on games that Lampard used to.
That’s now seven goals and five assists for Mason Mount on his debut season in the Premier League, not bad at all for a player who was often written off by his own fans.
What a performance, what a season, what a player!