Pat Nevin thinks that £88k-a-week Chelsea man creates ‘mayhem’ on the pitch
Pat Nevin has stated that Chelsea ace Mason Mount creates “mayhem” for opponents with his movement on the pitch.
Nevin, who is a pundit and ex-Blues player, was left serious impressed by the 22-year-old’s performance at the weekend.
Mount returned from an injury on Saturday to make a cameo appearance off the bench during the 3-1 Premier League victory at home to Southampton.
The £88,000-a-week attacking midfielder was on the pitch as Chelsea scored two late goals, helping to inject some extra energy and creativity in the final third.
He is an England international that will now link up with Gareth Southgate’s squad during the two-week break, where he is equally as important for his country as his club.
Nevin has pointed out that Mount won’t get much credit for his contribution against the Saints, but he thought he was vitally important.
“The other substitution that clearly worked [against Southampton] was the introduction of Mason Mount with his indomitable industriousness. It was he who found himself at the byline before the short period of football pinball that followed. Once more Mason will not get the credit for an assist, that will be Cesar Azpilicueta again, but he was the one who broke the lines and created the mayhem for Hasenhuttl’s men,” Nevin wrote for the club’s official website.
Mount absence showed his worth to Chelsea
Chelsea may still have lost games to Manchester City and Juventus had Mount been fit. However, his absence through injury was seriously noticeable.
He’s yet to hit top form this season, but there can be no denying how much his work rate helps the team.
His stock has risen recently without having to kick a ball.
Paul Merson recently described him as a “massive player” to Chelsea.
Fans will pray for no injuries during international break
Of course, so many of the Chelsea squad are linking up with their respective countries to play during the next two weeks.
It’s a tough watch for Blues supporters hoping players don’t pick up injuries, something which happened to Christian Pulisic last month.
Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has a really strong squad at Stamford Bridge, but he can’t afford injuries to key players like Mount.
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