Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has explained why he made Mason Mount the captain in his sides FA Cup quarter-final tie against Sheffield United on Sunday.
Mount was named Chelseas captain against Sheffield United despite the England international being the fourth-youngest player in the Blues squad.
However, Tuchel is now saying that he picked the 22-year-old to wear Chelseas captain armband against Sheffield because of his leadership qualities.
Our captains are not on the pitch, obviously, Azpi, Jorginho, Thiago Silva, NGolo, so Mason was already a captain in one of the FA Cup rounds, so we have kept the momentum going for him, Tuchel told BBC One prior to kick-off.
He deserves it, leadership isnt a question of age, and he has everything you need to lead the team out here in this game.
I am happy for him, and Im sure he will show up.
Meanwhile, Chelsea defeated Sheffield United 2-0 thanks to Oliver Norwoods first-half own goal and a late strike from Hakim Ziyech.