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Mason Mount says Chelsea proved they had ‘balls’ after ending bad run with win against Spurs

Mason Mount says Chelsea youngsters proved they had ‘balls’ after ending bad run with win against Spurs… and believes this can be a turning point

  • Chelsea managed to overcome Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday evening 
  • It came after a bad run of form that saw them lose four of their last five games 
  • Mason Mount is convinced it showed that their young players have enough fight 

Mason Mount believes Chelsea’s young guns showed their ‘balls’ after beating Tottenham this weekend.

Chelsea overcame their fierce rivals away from home in a feisty affair that saw Frank Lampard’s side end a bad run of form and pull away from the chasing pack in the race for the top four.

It followed weeks of doubts over whether this young Chelsea side can sustain a push for Champions League qualification.

Mason Mount believes Chelsea’s young guns showed their ‘balls’ after beating Spurs

Chelsea managed to fight their way to victory during their clash at Spurs on Sunday evening

Chelsea managed to fight their way to victory during their clash at Spurs on Sunday evening

And Mount is convinced this will change opinions: ‘After the four defeats in five games, people were doubting us. Us young players are going to get asked questions.

‘We knew today could be the turning point. We knew the last four games wasn’t good enough, the performances weren’t good enough, so to come here in a derby was kind of the perfect game to show our mentality and show our fight and our desire and belief.

‘That reaction was key. We spoke after the last game that we didn’t have enough ‘balls’. We wanted to get on the ball and play.

‘To come here and do that – it was a good opportunity to show it. We’re not a team that will get pushed over easy and we have that fight within us and we showed that today.’

It saw Mount and Co overcome a bad run of form to beat one of their rivals for the top four

It saw Mount and Co overcome a bad run of form to beat one of their rivals for the top four

Mount also hailed Lampard’s decision to switch to a 3-4-3: ‘It clicked together well. We had been working on it a little bit. We knew where to be in terms of positions and where to be off the ball.

‘That’s the important thing with a change of formation, everyone needs to know where to be and how to press and how to work off the ball because we came up against a team that was good on the ball.

‘They had to go longer sometimes and we had to get back in and work that second ball. It was a brilliant game and that worked.’

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