Watch Mason Mount score for FOURTH Prem game in a row to level Fernando Torres' Chelsea tally… in only two more games
MASON MOUNT buried his FOURTH consecutive Premier League goal and in doing so equalled Fernando Torres' overall Chelsea tally.
The England midfielder is the youngest player in the Blues history to achieve the feat.
He was slid in on goal by right-back Reece James and smashed home past Jordan Pickford, who had denied Mount with a similar chance earlier on.
It was his 20th league goal for Chelsea, the same amount Spaniard Torres managed in his whole Stamford Bridge career.
And it took him only two more games than Torres, who was at Chelsea from 2011-2015.
The striker hit the 20-goal mark after 110 league games, before then moving to AC Milan.
Mount had only hit the back of the net for the first time in October, but scored a hat-trick in the 7-0 thrashing over Norwich.
Goals against Watford, West Ham and Leeds then followed on the bounce before his opener against Watford.
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But Chelsea's celebrations were short lived as just minutes later Jarrad Branthwaite equalised latching on to an Anthony Gordon cross.
Unlike against Leeds, which needed a late Joginho winner from the spot, Thomas Tuchel's men failed to hit back.
It leaves them conceding further ground on the Premier League title race, now four points behind champions Manchester City.
Even more concerning, Romelu Lukaku, Timo Werner, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ben Chillwell, all tested positive for coronavirus.
And Kai Havertz, yet to officially test positive, was also out with illness.
Chelsea are due to travel to Wolves on Sunday, but amid a hike in positive cases among Premier League sides, games face being postponed.
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