Mason Mount made history in Chelsea’s 3-1 FA Cup win over Luton Town.
With Cesar Azpilicueta, Thiago Silva, and Jorginho all rested for the fourth-round tie at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon, it was the academy product who captained the side.
And in doing so, Mount became the youngest player (at 22) to wear the armband for the Blues since John Terry, who was given the honour as a 21-year-old.
Luckily for the England international, his first experience of leading Chelsea was a memorable one thanks to Tammy Abraham’s hat-trick to set up a fifth-round tie against Barnsley.
Taking to social media after captaining Chelsea for the first time, Mount was understandably emotional.
“Captaining the club I’ve been at since the age of 6, no words can describe the emotion and immense pride!,” he wrote on Instagram.
To which Terry responded with a classy four-word message.
“Buzzing for you mate,” the Chelsea legend wrote which was accompanied with a ‘c’ emoji to perhaps reflect that Mount was captain against Luton.
Captaining Chelsea could become a regular occurrence for Mount in the future as hinted at by Blues head coach Frank Lampard.
“I only told him quickly in the dressing room because the armband was already hanging on his shirt, so I saw him clock it. I went over to him and I kept it brief,” Lampard told Chelsea’s official website.
“Listen, he deserves it. He is playing like a captain and he played like a captain recently and all season. He loves Chelsea and came through the academy.
“The club captain is Azpilicueta and he was not playing today but he is a great role model for Mason. He feels the club, has desire for the club and tries to affect things other than himself.
“You can’t always ask a kid to do that when they are coming through because it is a lot on their shoulders but through the maturity of his performance last season but this season in particular, I have seen that he has gone up a…