The 22-year-old scored the Blues’ second-place finish against Real Madrid at Stamford Bridge to bring the score to 3-1 on aggregate and set up an all-English final against Man City.
West Ham midfielder Rice is Mount’s best friend who has played together at Chelsea academy and always supported him.
After the match, in a now deleted tweet, Rice said, “The Mason Mount skeptics are biting their tongues now. “
He also said: “MM. What a journey.
The England international has been a star figure for Chelsea over the past two seasons, showing up for his club when they needed him most.
He has been with the London club since the age of six and will now play in the FA Cup and Champions League final.
TalkSPORT host and former Spurs defender Jamie O’Hara written on twitter: “Hundreds of millions of dollars were spent trying to get world-class stars and the top two players in the Champions League semi-final went through the academy for nothing.”
O’Hara is referring to Mount and Phil Foden, who are two of England’s best young talents and will find themselves in the Champions League final.
Foden have one of Pep Guardiola’s most trusted players as the club look to win their first Champions League, having beaten Paris Saint-Germain in the semi-finals.
Signs look good for England this summer, with the two youngsters vying for Gareth Southgate’s starting XI for Euro 2020.
He’s coming home this summer… isn’t he?