Chelsea Under-23s’ Mason Mount has admitted that his side found it hard to play against Swindon Town in an EFL Trophy game on Tuesday.

The Robins won the game 2-1, courtesy of goals from Raphael Rossi Branco and Nathan Delfouneso either side of the break at the County Ground, with Mukhtar Ali pulling one back for the visitors late on.

Chelsea lined up with a team of teenagers against the League One outfit and found the game physically daunting.

And 17-year-old midfielder Mount, who admitted that his side found it tough against the intimidating “men” of Swindon Town, however, insisted that the Blues did well moving the ball around.

“It was hard, we were playing against men so it was physically tough, but I thought we did well moving the ball”, he told Chelsea TV.


“In the second half we moved the ball quick and that’s what we needed to do and we did that.

“They tried to get into us, but we didn’t get involved in it and just played our stuff.

“It was hard because they had men.”

Chelsea, who are currently fourth in the Premier League 2 table with eight points from four games, just two adrift of leaders Sunderland, will next play Reading on Monday.

Adi Viveash’s team will then play London rivals Arsenal on 23rd September.