Captain Mason Mount believes the tight-knit setup at Chelsea is the key to their unstoppable success in The FA Youth Cup.
Mount lifted the trophy on Wednesday night after the Blues beat Manchester City 5-1 at Stamford Bridge, sealing a 6-2 aggregate win to clinch silverware for the fourth year in a row.
Former Chelsea players Jody Morris and Eddie Newton oversaw victory from the dugout, while first-team manager Antonio Conte and captain John Terry observed from the stands.
- The FA Youth Cup Final
- Wednesday 26 April 2017
- Stamford Bridge
That interest in the team from the very top, says Mount, is the reason the youngsters remain hungry for glory year after year.
“It’s all down to Ed and Jody. As a team we are really compact and we’re a family on the pitch,” said the England Under-19 international.
“It gives us a lot of confidence to see Antonio Conte here watching us. We are all good players who want to progress further and move up through the club.
“We’re very happy to be able to show what we can do on these big occasions.
“As a team we’re very proud. As a club it shows how dominant we are in this competition and we are all very happy.
“The first leg was very similar to last year; 1-1 without many chances, but this time in the second leg we had a lot of chances and scored plenty of them. As the game went on, we felt more dominant.
“This our home, and having all of our home fans coming out to watch us, it really does feel like home playing in this stadium.”