Chelsea fans have long been professing the talents of Mason Mount. They've all heard the cursory 'English Messi' connotations - which has morphed to the 'Next Frank Lampard' in recent times. They've seen the Youth Team highlight reels, then the even more impressive Vitesse Arnhem ones, and momentarily considered those associations, before rightfully dismissing them - not yet, he's not. He can't be.
But now they've had a chance to see him on English soil, slotting into the Championship with aplomb, and taking a midweek Cup trip to Old Trafford in his stride. This confidence has fostered belief that he could actually be the chosen one.