Chelsea star Mason Mount has reportedly been ruled out of playing for his country England this Friday.

Mount, 22, was called up as usual to Gareth Southgate’s England squad for World Cup qualifiers this month. However, his arrival was delayed due to dental surgery.

According to The Daily Mail, Mount’s arrival into the Three Lions camp will now be delayed even further. 

It is understood he looks “certain” to miss Friday night’s important World Cup qualifier at home to Albania. In addition, it’s unclear on if he’ll be able to compete in next Monday’s match away to San Marino due to his dental issues.

The report says that Chelsea’s attacking midfielder would’ve started against Albania, so the door has opened for some of his internatonal teammates. 

Mount came off the bench in Chelsea’s last game at the weekend in the 1-1 draw against Burnley, but is still recovering after having four wisdom teeth removed.

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Mount needs minutes for once

Chelsea fans are usually frustrated when Mount is playing every single minute for club and country because he risks being burned out. However, the playmaker could probably do with the game time in England’s matches in November. 

 

It’s been a stop-start season for him, which means he’s still trying to rediscover his golden touch.

Thomas Tuchel admitted he’s lost a bit of weight due to his tooth infection, so it’s been a rough week for him.

Chelsea travel to Leicester City after the break on 20 November, which may be a game for Mount to target.

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Chelsea can still go through the gears

Tuchel’s side sit top of the Premier League table right now, but it feels like there are still plenty more levels they can go through.

Mount’s arguably the team’s most influential player when he’s on form. He did score a hat-trick recently against Norwich City, which was a performance Pat Nevin described as “bordering on perfection”.

With key players returning from injuries, Chelsea can launch their title bid in the couple of months leading up to the New Year.

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