The controversial penalty appeal by Manchester United stars and managers at Stamford Bridge against Chelsea notwithstanding, a shinning Blues star has received a commendation.
United’s supporters couldn’t help but tip their hat to Mason Mount following his fine exhibition for Chelsea against their club.
Overall, the match itself was a pretty tame one.
0-0 was the final score, which was a fair outcome considering how well both teams defended.
That being said, Chelsea did have several outstanding performers at Stamford Bridge yesterday.
Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen earned plaudits for their defensive display, as did N’Golo Kante for his typical tenacious role in midfield.
But it was Mount who caught the attention of some Manchester United fans.
This routine from Mount is nothing new to followers of Chelsea.
They have watched him shine all season, often the emerald in Frank Lampard’s fading crown.
After briefly displacing him from his golden perch, Thomas Tuchel soon discovered how priceless the £88,462 per-week (Spotrac) jewel was to his side.
Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Chris Lee – Chelsea FC/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)
Mount has since started all but one match under the German coach, rested for the FA Cup tie versus Barnsley.
Admittedly, yesterday was probably not his most outstanding performance.
However, it was a difficult task for any creative player on either team to truly take hold of proceedings.
Instead, it was a game for the goalkeepers and defenders to flex their impenetrable muscles.