Report: Chelsea insiders say sidelined star is almost fully fit after starting on the bench vs Juve

Mason Mount is reportedly nearly back to full health following dental surgery that caused him to miss a few Chelsea and England matches.

This is according to The Athletic, who say insiders within the club have suggested the midfielder ‘is getting closer to feeling 100 percent again’ after his tooth trauma.

Mount’s mouth

Mount endured issues with his wisdom teeth, which The Athletic claim had been ‘troubling him for months’ rather than days as initially assumed.

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He was forced to miss Chelsea’s Premier League win over Newcastle United in October, then the resulting Champions League victory against Malmo.

The 22-year-old also sat out England’s World Cup qualifying fixtures with Albania and San Marino whilst he sorted out his wisdom teeth troubles.

Following the operation, the Cobham academy star ‘was unable to eat normally for several days and lost weight’, state The Athletic.

Thomas Tuchel tried him from the start away to Leicester City last weekend but replaced the player just after the hour as his energy levels were down.

In the mid-week European conquering of Juventus, Mount came on as a substitute for the final 14 minutes, as a way to gain match fitness ahead of Sunday’s mighty league clash with Manchester United.

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Broken Blues

Thankfully for Chelsea, their versatile star is seemingly almost at peak physical condition once again to tackle the Red Devils.

This is a big bonus for the Blues, who are undergoing something of a mini-injury crisis.

Yesterday, it was confirmed that Ben Chilwell will be out until at least the New Year after the defender damaged his anterior cruciate ligament against Juve.

N’Golo Kante also suffered a setback in that match and is doubtful to face United.

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Mateo Kovacic is still out with a hamstring issue, whilst Kai Havertz continues to overcome a thigh strain.

Timo Werner did return from his own problems and scored the final goal in Chelsea’s 4-0 thrashing of Juventus on Tuesday.

Romelu Lukaku was an unused sub that night, with his restoration to the side a matter of when not if.   

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Nathaniel is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has worked at Burton Albion as part of their media team for two years. Nathaniel produces regular articles for the club’s official website and match-day programme. He covered the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup in Brittany and has reported from grounds ranging from non-league up to the Premier League.