Why Mason Mount was not included in Frank Lampard’s Chelsea team to face Wolves
Posted by  badge Boss on Apr 08, 2023 - 06:49PM
Mason Mount was expected to earn an instant recall to Chelsea’s starting XI following the appointment of Frank Lampard (Picture: Getty)

missed ’s first game in caretaker charge of after suffering an injury in training.

The England international has been out of action since the defeat at Tottenham nearly six weeks ago with what now former Chelsea manager described a pubic bone injury.

Potter had been insistent that Mount’s prolonged absence wasn’t tied to the ongoing contract negotiations that have left the academy graduate’s future at Stamford Bridge in a measure of doubt.

The 24-year-old was an unused substitute against Liverpool in Tuesday’s goalless draw but was expected to be thrust straight back into the starting XI for the game at Molineux.

Mount was pictured in training earlier this week under the watchful eye of Lampard who has played such a influential role in his career to date, but suffered a setback which could rule him out of Wednesday’s Champions League clash against Real Madrid.

Lampard, meanwhile, opted to take no risks with N’Golo Kante who impressed against Liverpool in midweek, making his first start since August.

‘With the amount of games we’ve got coming up over the next two weeks, there’s no worries with N’Golo,’ confirmed Lampard.

‘We’re fine with him. We’re managing him through. He’s been out for a long time, we have a way of managing him.’

‘I’m delighted to be here,’ Lampard added. ‘We the staff have had two days to work with the players.

‘Got to work really quickly, it’s a pleasure to be representing this club. “We face a really tough game. It’s been full blast but we’re ready to go.

‘It’s good that I’m here. It’s my first game. There’s no way I’m going to take it lightly personally. We’re Chelsea Football Club. No games taken lightly.’


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