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  • Chelsea academy product Mason Mount called up by England.
  • Mount has scored five goals for Derby County so far this season.
  • Former academy skipper Nathaniel Chalobah also in the squad.

Chelsea academy product Mason Mount has been called up to the England National Team for the very first time, the FA have announced.

Mount spent the previous campaign on-loan with Vitesse Arnhem, scoring 14 goals in all competitions from midfield.

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His productivity was Frank Lampard-esque, one could say. Incidentally, he signed for Derby County on-loan in the summer, who are now managed by the former Chelsea midfielder.

Mount has already bagged five goals for Derby in just 11 appearances. Though he is just 19-years-old and competing in the country’s second tier, his talent is clear to see. A call-up to the England national team was merely a matter of time.

Mount has been included in the squad to face Croatia and Spain in the UEFA Nations League alongside Nathaniel Chalobah, who formerly captained the Chelsea youth sides.

Gareth Southgate appears willing to give younger players a chance to impress if they are deserving. That ought to give the likes of Callum Hudson-Odoi and Reece James plenty of encouragement.

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