Mason Mount teases Chelsea teammate Willian over free-kick duties

How Mason Mount teased Chelsea teammate Willian over free-kick

The young midfielder scored and assisted in an excellent display against Wolves (Picture: ChelseaTV)

Mason Mount has revealed he teased Chelsea teammate Willian after his sublime free-kick against Wolverhampton Wanderers, declaring himself the club’s new ‘number one’ set-piece taker.

The England international was named Man of the Match in Chelsea’s final game of the season, opening the scoring in first-half stoppage time with a wonderful strike before setting up Olivier Giroud moments later to double the lead.

Chelsea cruised to a 2-0 win that secured a top-four finish and Mount could not resist letting Willian – who was sat in the stands after being ruled out of the game with an injury – know that he has competition for future free-kicks.

Chelsea star Mason Mount scores free-kick against Wolves

Mount curled his effort past Rui Patricio into the far corner (Picture: Getty Images)

Asked if he was given free-kick responsibilities because Willian was not playing, Mount told ChelseaTV: ‘He was up in the stands so when I walked out in the second half me and him had a little look at each other.

‘And I said, “I’m number one now, I’m taking the next one”. But he’s obviously brilliant at free-kicks, Marcos as well.’

Probed on whether he needed to fight off Alonso to take the free-kick against Wolves, Mount continued: ‘Yeah we both [wanted it]. It was in a brilliant position for both of us really.

‘Maybe a bit more favourable from my side, right foot, going away from the goalkeeper.

‘But he’s obviously brilliant at free-kicks as well. So we had a little discussion and I took it.

‘It was a bit on the left side, so I could hit it with my right foot and it’s going away from the keeper, So I just said, “I think I’ll score or at least get it on target, it’s a better opportunity for me”.

Chelsea star Mason Mount teases Willian

‘I’m number one now!’ – Mount had a cheeky message for Willian (Picture: Chelsea TV)

‘He let me take it and obviously [it’s gone in]. I’ve had a few this season where I had the opportunity to take it but none have gone in.

‘I’ve been disappointed with them this season, but very, very happy that one went in!’

Mount will be hoping he is still on free-kick duties for the FA Cup final against Arsenal at Wembley this coming weekend, though Willian is expected to have recovered from his niggle and be back in the squad.

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