Last summer, Chelsea completed a big money signing of Kai Havertz alongside Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech to improve their attacking options for this season.
Lots of possible starting XIs were been drafted and majority of them saw Mason Mount being on the bench.
Many Chelsea fans believed the club’s second most expensive signing Kai Havertz will taking the Englishman’s number 10 place. Some even predicted Mason will go out on loan ahead of Riss Barkley and Ruben Loftus-Cheek.
Mason, however, managed to maintain his starting place in the squad under Lampard despite those speculations.
Those speculations resurfaced when Lampard was sacked Tuchel was appoint after Mason Mount was benched in the German’s first game as Chelsea manager.
Mason’s father Tony Mount have now come out to reveal that Mason never felt threatened by Chelsea new signings.
While speaking to talkSPORT, Tony Mount said: “He saw the players coming in as a massive challenge. People were saying he would lose his place and he was aware of that.”
“Mason’s attitude was brilliant. He thought Chelsea were bringing quality into the club and he’s desperate to win things.” He continued.
“He didn’t look at that as anything other than good for the club, good for the team, and a challenge for him.
“I remember talking to him about it and he said, ‘They won’t take my place, I’ll raise my game’.” He concluded.