Chelsea star Mason Mount’s on-pitch reaction to Tammy Abraham goal vs Lille
Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham continued his stunning start to the season by breaking the deadlock against Lille.
He celebrated his 22nd birthday with a fantastic touch and finish to score the first goal of his side’s Champions League campaign.
But team-mate Mason Mount, who was also in a great position to score, looked surprised at Abraham for taking charge of the situation.
Fikayo Tomori whipped a clever ball into the Lille box from the left wing as the Ligue 1 side’s defence tried to play offside.
But Abraham and Mount were played onside and after a VAR check, the goal was allowed to stand.
Replays showed the midfielder with his arms outstretched just behind Abraham as he scored his first ever Champions League goal.
The star presumably thought his team-mate was offside and the goal would be ruled out.
Chelsea fans had mixed reactions to Mount’s performance at the Stade Pierre Mauroy.
Some think the 20-year-old’s work-rate and pressing is key, whereas other think he is not suited to playing on the wing.
“Dont get me wrong I rate Mason Mount very highly… as a midfielder,” wrote one fan. “He does not look comfortable out wide. I’d rather have Hudson-Odoi or Pulisic out there.”
“Mason Mount impresses everytime he plays,” said another. “He’ll have ups and downs but his desire on that pitch makes him stand out.”
The hosts equalised through Victor Osimhen’s header 11 minutes later after Abraham’s goal, but Chelsea were unfortunate not to retake the lead.
Jorginho curled a fine effort against the woodwork on the stroke of half-time but the two teams went in level at the break.