Another moment of magic from the Blues midfielder proved the difference between Thomas Tuchel’s side and Liverpool as Chelsea climbed into the top-four for the first time in their new manager’s reign.
Mount, 22, was a big favourite of former manager Frank Lampard’s and appears to have earned Tuchel’s trust, too.
He has featured in 26 of their 27 matches this season, scoring five goals and producing three assists, and become an integral part of the Chelsea team.
And Redknapp, the former Liverpool midfielder, thinks he is a standout candidate to become the club’s captain in the future once Cesar Azpilicueta gives up the armband.
‘I think the best way to state what he is right now is the ultimate modern-day player,’ Redknapp told Sky Sports.
‘He can play in a two in midfield. He can play the No. 10. He can play wide left, wide right. He has that much quality, you could play him as a false 9 if you had to.
‘He starts the press. His touch, he’s got finesse. I think he’s got everything to be the next Chelsea captain going forward.
‘Chelsea didn’t produce players in that academy for such a long time and he got given an opportunity and he’s taken it with both hands.
‘You’re never going to sell him. He’s the dream player and one of your own.
‘They’ve not done this before, the last one was John Terry, to have a player like him.
‘Of course Reece James, he’s got a lot to do and he’s going to get better but he [Mount] leads the way for that team.’