At one point this season, Mason Mount was in danger of becoming football’s marmite man. 

Unfavourably compared to exciting acquisitions such as Kai Havertz and Hakim Ziyech at Chelsea and eclipsed by the rise of Jack Grealish at international level, Mount seemed destined to be damned by English football’s faintest praise: being a ‘hard-worker’.

To anyone who had seen him play, this label was palpably ridiculous. While Mount possesses stamina in abundance, diligently follows tactical instructions and isn’t afraid of getting his hands dirty, the midfielder can also kill a football stone dead and pick a pass beyond the comprehension of us mere mortals.

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