Paul Merson hails ‘massive’ Chelsea player they really miss, it’s not N’Golo Kante

Paul Merson claims that Mason Mount is one player that Chelsea have really missed in the last couple of games.

It’s been a rare tough week for Blues manager Thomas Tuchel, watching his side lose in back-to-back games. They have been beaten 1-0 by both Manchester City and Juventus in the last few days to just halt some of the early season excitement. 

For Chelsea, they’ll be desperate to beat Southampton in the league this Saturday before the start of the international break.

Pundit Merson has said that Blues attacking midfielder Mount is an individual that’s been a huge loss to the team. This is at a time where N’Golo Kante, Reece James and Christian Pulisic have had respective injury issues. 

“Mason Mount is a massive player, they really miss him. Hopefully he’s fit and comes straight back into the team in the weeks ahead,” Merson told Sportskeeda.

Mount fit against Southampton

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Thankfully, Mount is in contention to return to the side this weekend against the Saints.

Tuchel confirmed in his Friday press conference that the 22-year-old is available tomorrow, which is a big relief for the squad. 

The 22-year-old should inject some extra creativity if he returns to try help get some goals back in the team. Also, his overall level of enthusiasm and energy usually lifts his teammates on the pitch.

Paul Merson is spot on about key Chelsea man

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Mount deserves to be mentioned as one of the club’s key players after two years of excellence in the first team at Stamford Bridge. 

A recent banner from the crowd at Stamford Bridge shows what supporters think of him, so it’s great to see an academy graduate shine so much.

It’s shown recently how much of an influence Mount has on this Chelsea XI.

He can elevate himself to new heights if he now starts contributing more goals and assists.

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A sports journalist who graduated from Staffordshire University in 2016 and is a Chelsea supporter. Loves anything football or cricket related when it comes to England.