Mason Mount is confident Chelsea can mount a serious and sustained title challenge this season but says he and his teammates cannot afford to get too ‘carried away’ at such an early stage of the campaign.
Chelsea are unbeaten in their last nine matches in all competitions and currently sit third in the Premier League table after their victory against Newcastle at the weekend, just two points below Tottenham and Liverpool.
Asked whether Chelsea can compete for the title this campaign, Mount replied: ‘That’s always been our goal.
‘We know what we can achieve and we know the level of players in this group. ‘We can never be content with being at the top of the group in the Champions League and going to the top of the league and being close to it.
‘We know what we can do in this group and our goal is always to be number one and push for titles and I think we definitely know we can do that.
‘The most important thing at the moment is keeping that momentum going, keep going from game to game and try to go into the game with that mentality of winning.
‘And when you keep that momentum going, you go into every game wanting to win so I think we’re in a good place but we can’t get carried away.
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‘We know what we can do, it’s exciting times but we’re so ready to keep working hard.’
Mount feels the added competition provided by Kai Havertz, Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech will only have a good impact on his development at Chelsea.
‘My standard is always to go into the next season wanting to do better, wanting to do more and wanting to achieve more and I’ve done that throughout my whole career,’ the England midfielder added.
‘There’s world-class players coming into this club, into this team. Me and the boys know what we can achieve so it’s brilliant to have that competition within the group.’