POMPEY fan Mason Mount is ready to play behind enemy lines at St Mary's for England on Tuesday.

The Chelsea midfielder was born in Portsmouth and is a self-confessed Blues supporter.

Because of this, the youngster is ready for a hostile reception when Gareth Southgate's Three Lions play Kosovo at St Mary's in a Euro 2020 qualifier.

"Yes, I expect some stick. I was born in Portsmouth so I am a Pompey boy and a Pompey fan," Mount said.

"But I have this badge on at the moment so that doesn't come into play too much. I am looking forward to playing at Southampton and it is a massive game for us.

"I trained with Portsmouth, Southampton and Chelsea but being a Pompey boy, I always wanted to play for Pompey.

"When Chelsea came in that was my main goal to go and play for them. Chelsea was a massive team. But I always support Pompey and look at their results."

Mount has enjoyed an excellent start to life in the Premier League with Frank Lampard's Chelsea.

The 20-year-old admitted that he's been leaning on former England midfielder Lampard for advice and is revelling in the experience as he approaches a possible landmark weekend in his career.

Mount added:  "After training we do some finishing sometimes, talking to him every day especially after games on what I can do better and where I can make runs to get into the box.

"I am always speaking to him and trying to learn every day, but mostly after training doing finishing. There is no better person to learn from than him.

"Having one or two chats with him (about the call up), he said it's obviously such a proud moment playing for your country, just go and enjoy it.

"It's such an exciting time in English football and he just said go there and enjoy playing football for England."