Mitchell secured his first clean sheet and victory in the famous red and blue, and couldn't have been happier with how the Eagles had started the new campaign: "It’s my first win, so it’s a proud moment for myself," he said. "And an important win for the lads, too, off the back of a disappointing end of the season. It’s a good start to a season."
Mitchell's development has been quick and impressive, and it is something he puts down to training against Wilfried Zaha and, more recently, Eberechi Eze: "It sets me up better for when I’m playing matches," he revealed. "Because they are tricky and a lot of players in the Premier League are not as tricky as them, so it is easier to contain other teams after training with them."