Why Mason Mount was not in Frank Lampard’s Chelsea lineup for their match against Wolves.
Mason Mount was injured in practice and could not play in Frank Lampard’s first game as Chelsea’s interim manager.
The England international has been out since the defeat at Tottenham nearly six weeks ago. Graham Potter, the now-retired Chelsea manager, described it as a pubic bone injury.
Potter had insisted that Mount’s protracted absence had nothing to do with the ongoing contract talks. However, the negotiations have cast some doubt on the academy graduate’s future at Stamford Bridge.
The 24-year-old did not play in Tuesday’s scoreless draw with Liverpool as a substitute. However, for the match at Molineux, Mount was to enter the lineup right away.
Lampard, who has been so influential in Mount’s career thus far, was pictured keeping an eye on Mount during training earlier this week. But Mount experienced a setback that might prevent him from playing against Real Madrid on Wednesday in the Champions League.
Meanwhile, Lampard decided against taking any chances with N’Golo Kante, who had a strong midweek performance against Liverpool and was making his first start since August.
According to Lampard there are no concerns regarding N’Golo given the number of games we have scheduled over the next two weeks.
“We’re comfortable with him. “We feel at ease around him. We are in charge of him. He’s been out for a while, and we have a way of managing him.”
Lampard continued, “I’m excited to be here.” “We, the staff, have had two days to work with the players.”
“Got to work quickly, it’s a pleasure to represent this club,”
We have a really challenging game coming up. Although it has been extremely intense, we are prepared to move forward.
“It’s a good thing I’m here. It’s my very first game. I won’t ever take it lightly or take it personally. We are Chelsea Football Club. There should be no levity in any game.
Furthermore, Mount is getting closer to leaving Stamford Bridge after failing to reach a new contract agreement with the team.
Mount’s current contract expires in 2024, and he rejected Chelsea’s most recent offer because it fell short of his rumored £200,000-per-week salary demands.
In the absence of new agreement, Chelsea won’t let Mount exhaust his current one and will try to offload the midfielder this summer.