Friday, October 4, 2019

Mason Mount is pleased to see his fellow academy stars like Abraham and Tomori getting called up.

Mason Mount has welcomed England call-ups for his Chelsea team-mates Tammy Abraham and Fikayo Tomori after Gareth Southgate announced his squad for the Three Lions' upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers.

The trio came through the academy at Cobham Training Centre and they will be hopeful of taking their form at club level onto the international stage.

Frank Lampard has been lauded this season for integrating a whole host of young and homegrown players into his squad, with the trio all starting Chelsea's crucial 2-1 away win in Lille on Wednesday.

And Mount is pleased to see his fellow academy stars step up to the next stage in their development.

"He’s [Abraham] on fire and when you have a player like that, any time the ball goes into the box you’re expecting him to get on the end of it or create a chance or get a goal," Mount said at Stade Pierre Mauroy. "It’s brilliant to have him scoring as many as he can.

"The thing for him is to focus on continuing these performances and trying to get goals and goals. That’s the main thing for him. He’s a striker, so as many goals as he can score, that’s the best thing for him."

Unlike Tomori, Abraham has already lined up for England in two friendlies as he played for the Three Lions in 2017 while on loan with Swansea City.

Mount knows Tomori better than most having played with him since he joined the academy at the age of eight before spending last season on loan together at Derby County.

And Tomori deserves his chance having shone at the heart of Lampard's defence so far this season, according to the Blues midfielder.

"It’s not just the past week, it’s last year as well, how well he did. I’m very close to Fik so my opinion is he can definitely get up there and get in the team. He’s definitely good enough," Mount continued. "You can see by his performances.

"He’s strong, he’s quick, he’s confident on the ball. You never know what can happen."

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