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Southern comfort for Mason Mount as he swells with pride at Chelsea’s victory at Southampton

MASON MOUNT was delighted to score at Southampton and help Chelsea go into the latest international break with momentum after they claimed another three points.

Portsmouth-born Mount celebrated in front of home fans after grabbing the Blues’ second goal in a 4-1 win.

‘I was born not too far away,’ said the England midfielder, whose fourth strike of the campaign helped Frank Lampard’s team to back-to-back league wins for the first time this term.

‘Maybe that is why I get that extra special feeling, scoring here and the times I’ve played here I have won, so it’s been a good place for me. The main focus was winning and we did that.

‘It’s brilliant to get two league wins going into the international break and hopefully we can keep this going.’

Mount insisted he would join up with Gareth Southgate’s squad despite his ankle being strapped up after the match. ‘It’s just precautionary, trying to keep the swelling down,’ added Mount.

‘I’m fine and having four boys going (to England duty), we’re looking forward to it and buzzing.’

Meanwhile, Lampard praised 18-year-old Callum Hudson-Odoi who set up Tammy Abraham’s ninth goal of the season on Sunday on his first league start since an Achilles injury in April.

‘I thought Callum did well,’ said the Chelsea boss. ‘It was a great assist for Tammy’s goal and a great ball. His work rate was good. He will get better because he has had a serious injury.’