Manchester City made easy work of this year’s Premier League, and while Chelsea prevented them from doing an annoying quadruple, their consistent quality throughout most of the season (except maybe at the very start) had been undeniable. Accordingly, they’ve also swept the Premier League awards, which were announced earlier today.
The beaten Champions League finalists claimed all three of the big ones, with Pep Guardiola named Manager of the Season, Rúben Dias named Player of the Year, and teammate Phil Foden named Young Player of the Year.
Chelsea’s own Mason Mount was nominated for both of the player awards, but lost out on both them. It was certainly an honor just to be nominated for Player of the Season, but we figured he had a good chance of actually winning the Young Player of the Season award. Alas. (Not that Foden is an undeserving recipient; far from it.)
In any case, Mount was our Player of the Year and more importantly, set up the winning goal in the Champions League final, and that’s better than any individual recognition anyway.
Plus, if the 22-year-old continues to play and keep developing the way he has, he has many more player of the season nominations to look forward to.
“I analyse my own performance to see what I can do better and ask myself did I do enough or can I do more. I try not to dwell on it too much but it’s always tough when you lose and it’s difficult sometimes to just forget about it and move on.
“It might take me a few days to get over if it’s a big defeat and that’s natural because I’m human and emotional sometimes. When you’re at a club like this and with how much it means to me in the big games, you want to win them so much and you really want to win trophies so when you don’t it’s really tough.”
-Mason Mount; source: Chelsea FC