The result of the Premier League Young Player of the Year vote was announced on Saturday afternoon, with Chelsea’s Mason Mount in the running.
Unfortunately for the Blues’ midfielder, he just fell short of topping his club season off with another personal accolade as Manchester City starlet Phil Foden claimed the award.
It had been a memorable season for the Chelsea academy graduate in his second full season as a first team player at Stamford Bridge.
He scored nine goals and notched as many assists in 54 appearances in all competitions as Thomas Tuchel’s troops claimed a place in the top four as well as winning the UEFA Champions League.
The 22-year-old was named alongside other English nominees Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Marcus Rashford, Declan Rice and Bukayo Saka. Meanwhile, Ilian Meslier and Ruben Dias also picked up nominations.
In the end though, it was Foden who ran out victorious for his accomplished performances for Manchester City as they lifted the league title.
That was of no consequence to Chelsea supporters though who backed Mount to claim the award.
They voiced their displeasure on social media on Saturday afternoon.
Whilst Mount will feel somewhat unfortunate to have missed out on the Premier League Young Player of the Season award, he was still victorious in his club awards having been named as the Chelsea Player of the Season award.
The Blues’ midfielder has also had a productive season on the international stage and will hope to be in contention to start for England at the Euros.
Gareth Southgate’s men kick-off their campaign against Croatia next Sunday.