Chelsea’s Mason Mount is being recognized as a part of EA Sports’ FIFA 21 on PS5 campaign, getting his own mural near Stamford Bridge.
EA Sports kicked off this weekend’s Premier League return from a brief hiatus by unveiling some new murals across England. The popular video game company is preparing to release the latest edition of its famous football game, FIFA 21, on the new Playstation 5 and Xbox Series X|S. FIFA 21 launches on the next generation consoles on December 4. As a promotional campaign for the game, EA Sports is showcasing some of the brightest young stars across the UK and honoring them with individual custom billboards. One of which found its way to a spot near Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge.
The Blues’ very own Mason Mount was gifted a billboard near the club’s iconic stadium in Fulham. Mount was named as one of FIFA 21’s football future ambassadors, officially cementing his status as one of the sport’s brightest young talents. The midfielder has garnered his fair share of criticism, but this further proves that those who know the game are mesmerized by his talent.
Mount broke onto the worldwide scene after a stellar first season at Chelsea. It wasn’t his first time playing professional football—having spent the previous years at Derby County and Vitesse (both on loan)—but it was the first time he got to showcase his talent on Europe’s biggest stage. After spending a season learning Frank Lampard’s system at Derby in 2018/19, the English midfielder appeared 53 times for Chelsea last campaign under the new gaffer.
Mount’s been with the Blues since the age of six, so supporters projected him to superstar status the moment he bagged his first senior goal against Leicester City. He later went on to become the first Chelsea academy graduate to make his first team debut and play in his 50th match within the same season. Despite this wonderful achievement, the highlight of his freshman campaign was his inch-perfect free kick against Wolves in matchweek 38 that secured a top four place for the Blues. Mount finished the year with eight goals and six assists. His superb start to life at Chelsea elevated him to the front lines of the club’s home grown youth revolution, alongside Tammy Abraham, Reece James, Fikayo Tomori and Callum Hudson-Odoi.
When speaking about the billboard, Mount had this to say:
“As a lifelong Chelsea fan, having a mural installed just around the corner from Stamford Bridge, celebrating the next generation of emerging talent is amazing. I’m pleased with how my career has progressed to date, but the hard work never stops – this is just the start.”
Mount is one of the five English top flight players to receive murals from EA. Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Steven Bergwijn (Tottenham), Phil Foden (Manchester City) and Georgia Stanway (Manchester City Women) were the other recipients. Each mural was done by popular football Graphic Designer and Illustrator Scott McRoy. They were then installed by Mural Republic and an out-of-home agency named Kinetic.
If you’d like to check out the mural, head on over to 513 Fulham Rd, Fulham Broadway, SW6 1HH.
Mount is back in action Saturday morning as Chelsea travels to Newcastle to face the Magpies.