Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount has revealed he loves watching the Women’s Super League on the TV.
Speaking to BBC, Mount answered questions posed to him by schoolchildren, including whether he liked women’s football and if he was a better dancer than best friend Declan Rice.
When asked what his thoughts were on “girls football” the England star responded: “Love it, great question.”
He continued: “I was at home on the weekend and the women’s game [Man United vs Chelsea] was on as the main event.
“It’s brilliant to see. I watched the whole game. It’s special for the women’s game to be more in the spotlight now, and long may that continue.”
Chelsea women thrashed Man United 6-1 to get their title defence back on track. Sam Kerr scored twice, while Pernille Harder, Drew Spence, Jessie Fleming and Fran Kirby also found the back of the net.
Aside from his views on women’s football, Mount was also pushed on whether he was a better dancer than West Ham vice-captain Rice ––– who is a lifelong friend of the Chelsea star.
“That’s not even a question,” he joked. “It’s me by far. My name and his name should not even be in the same sentence. He’s the stiffest guy. No moves. I hope you don’t ask me to show mine now.”
Mount sustained a small injury in the Blues’ recent Carabao Cup tie against Aston Villa and has missed the past two games against Man City and Juventus.
Chelsea have lost both matches in which Mount has been injured, but head coach Thomas Tuchel says the defeats have nothing to do with the midfielder’s absence.
“We need to be careful, he said. “We took him out at half-time against Tottenham because he had a rough half, and everyone was talking about us being good in the second half when he wasn’t on the pitch. Suddenly he’s missing and now he’s the one.
“It’s not on single players. Of course we want to have Mason, and we know the energy he gives, and of course we miss him, but we cannot start reducing our performances to the players who are missing.
Chelsea’s next game is against Southampton at home, with Mount expected to be back fit and available for selection.
Meanwhile, Chelsea Women face Brighton as Emma Hayes’ side look to make it three league wins on the bounce.