The England ace isn’t the only player at Stamford Bridge who idolised the new breed of technically gifted players that thrived at Camp Nou

Mason Mount was never the tallest or the strongest, so he picked role models that showed it was also possible to dominate games with technical rather than physical attributes.

“I can remember him running and kicking a ball that was bigger than him,” Mount’s father Tony told Goal in 2019.

The young Mount would eventually have a growth spurt but he had to create a skillset at the Cobham academy based around vision and intelligence.

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