Reflecting on Saturday evening’s defeat in north London, Mount is clear what has to be done.
‘It is something where we need to look at ourselves as players,’ he says. ‘We didn’t start the game anywhere near what we should be. We are representing Chelsea, we’re a big club and we really need to look at ourselves as players and say that was not good enough. We know that, it is a big London derby and we need to start the game way better than we did.
‘We have to be harsh on ourselves. We can’t start a game like that and expect not to be 2-0 down at half-time. It is a tough lesson and we need to learn that and we need to do better the next time.’
A Mount free-kick that clipped a post was Chelsea’s best moment in the first half. The performance improved after half-time but the result did not, although one of Mount’s fellow Academy graduates did stand out after he was introduced. It was Callum Hudson-Odoi’s cross that led to Tammy Abraham scoring the Chelsea goal. Lampard has already confirmed the winger will play the next game.
‘We all know what Callum can do and he came on and brought that spark,’ says Mount. ‘He’s very good one on one and we just have to get him the ball going one on one and try to create chances. He did very well when he came on and that is something he can take away from the game.