Chelsea star Mason Mount opens up on body transformation after pre-season bulk

Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount said he has been "working on" his significantly bulkier physique, after the football world began to notice his impressive body transformation.

The 23-year-old midfielder has been on an upward trajectory ever since he burst through the west Londoners' ranks in Frank Lampard's first season in charge of the club in 2019. Last year, Mount recorded his best individual season to date for the Blues’, almost doubling his numbers from the previous campaign to contribute 16 goals and 13 assists in 53 appearances for Thomas Tuchel's side.

And the Champions League winner remains a firm part of Chelsea’s plans, having opened up discussions regarding a new contract. And the 23-year-old's impressive physical development suggests he is set to be around for a very long time.

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"I think it's just natural, as soon as you get older you start filling out a bit more," Mount said in an exclusive interview with Sky Sports News. "Over the last three years, I've gained a bit more structure. It's something I work on.

"You want to be someone that's able to put yourself about a bit as a midfielder but people are picking up on it. It's not done yet, it's a long journey and it's only the start of it.

"You want to work at that side but you've still got to be sharp and agile, and doing the stuff I do, pressing and running forward. You've got to be able to do that as well, so it comes hand in hand."

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Chelsea fans will be relieved to hear the news regarding new contract talks, after he was briefly linked with a move to Liverpool and Manchester United. Discussions appeared to stall amid Roman Abramovich’s sanctioning and the clunky transition of ownership from the Russian billionaire to the Boehly-Clearlake consortium.

However, Mount stated he remains happy and committed to the team he has been associated with ever since he was a schoolboy. "I've got two years but I'm extremely happy at this club," Mount added.

"I've been here since six-years-old, so I think maybe over the next couple of months the talks will start, so obviously it's exciting."


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