MASON MOUNT missed a crucial penalty in Chelsea’s FA Cup final defeat by Liverpool, dooming them to SIX consecutive Wembley final defeats.
The Blues Academy product performed and missed his sudden death blow on penalties before Liverpool ace Konstantinos Tsimikas ended the game.
It means the England and Chelsea ace has now lost SIX consecutive finals at Wembley in his professional career.
Mount’s bad luck at the national team’s stadium began back in 2019 while on loan at Derby.
The 23-year-old was playing under Frank Lampard at the time but lost to Aston Villa in the Championship play-off final.
This was followed by back-to-back FA Cup defeats in 2020 and 2021.
Mount then suffered heartbreak with England, who were away from their first major title since 1966 on penalties but were overthrown by Italy.
And this season, back-to-back defeats to Liverpool on penalties in both the Carabao Cup and FA Cup added another insult to the Chelsea fan.
Mount’s bad luck leads some fans to believe the midfielder is ‘cursed’.
One fan said on Twitter: “Mason Mount is really cursed at Wembley.”
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Playoff Final – Aston Villa – Derby, 2019
Mount started for Derby in the play-off final in front of just over 85,000 fans.
But the game didn’t go to plan as Anwar El Ghazi broke the deadlock just before half-time.
John McGinn then added a second after the restart.
Derby substitute Jack Marriott late handed the Rams a lifeline, but they couldn’t find a second.
FA Cup Final – Arsenal vs Chelsea, 2020
Mount featured in his first FA Cup final for his youth club, playing under Lampard, who replaced Maurizio Sarri in the summer.
Christian Pulisic opened the scoring in the final which was played behind closed doors due to Covid.
But a brace from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang sank the Blues and handed Mikel Arteta his first silverware as manager.
FA Cup Final – Chelsea v Leicester City, 2021
Second time lucky for Mount? no
Mount started the 2021 FA Cup final against Leicester but a miracle strike from Youri Tielemans won it for the Foxes.
To soften the blow, Chelsea managed to win the Champions League against Manchester City in Lisbon this summer.
EURO Final – England vs Italy, 2021
England have reached the final of a major tournament for the first time since winning the 1966 World Cup.
The final took place in the home of English football, Wembley.
Mount started and all was looking good as he landed a role in Luke Shaw’s early opener.
Leonardo Bonucci equalized in the second half, forcing the game into overtime and eventually penalties.
Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka all missed from the penalty spot, breaking hearts in the nation.
Carabao Cup Final – Chelsea v Liverpool, 2022
Mount started again for Chelsea in a grand final.
But the game went to penalties, something he would have wanted to avoid after the heartbreak with England last summer.
Liverpool won the penalty shootout 11-10 with goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga missing.
FA Cup Final – Chelsea v Liverpool 2022
Lucky for the third time in the FA Cup and lucky for the third time on penalties? Absolutely not.
The two Premier League teams played another 0-0 final and the game went to penalties.
Mount suddenly stepped to his death and missed.
Konstantinos Tsimikas then stepped in and converted to keep Liverpool in the hunt for a historic quadruple.
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/football/premier-league/5340614/mason-mount-chelsea-wembley-fa-cup-final-penalty-miss/ Torment for Mason Mount as Chelsea ace misses crucial penalty and has now lost all SIX Wembley finals in which he has played