Chelsea supporters on social media have backed Timo Werner to start against Manchester City following news regarding Mason Mount.

Thomas Tuchel confirmed in his press conference today that Mount picked up a minor knock in midweek.

The England midfielder featured in the EFL Cup win over Aston Villa on Wednesday, even converting a penalty in the shoot-out.

Yet, Tuchel revealed the 22-year-old wouldn’t be fit enough for Saturday’s mighty Premier League collision because of the injury.

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Mount has become a vital component in Chelsea’s engine room during the past two campaigns.

Luckily for the Blues, they have plenty of quality players on standby to fill in for fallen comrades.

On this occasion, some fans feel Werner should step into Mount’s shoes to face City.

Here’s how they reacted on Twitter:

 

Timo time

Playing Werner at the weekend only feels right based on current circumstances.

Aside from Lukaku, the £45 million (Sky Sports) signing from RB Leipzig is Chelsea’s in-form forward.

He scored in the cup clash versus Villa, his first club goal for almost five months.

The forward also bagged three goals during the international break and provided an assist in the 3-0 triumph over Tottenham Hotspur.

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Werner caused City plenty of problems in the FA Cup semi-final last season, thanks to his speed on the counter attack.

Tuchel may look to wield the German’s raw pace in place of Mount’s dynamism.

That would also give the Chelsea coach a chance to try a new striker combination.

Lukaku and Werner have skills that certainly compliment each other – hold-up play and pace to name just two.

Add to that a Kai Havertz, Hakim Ziyech or Callum Hudson-Odoi and the Blues are well equipped to cope with the blow of Mount’s absence.

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