Report: Chelsea player to have late fitness check before Aston Villa

Report: Chelsea will now make late fitness check on their 23-year-old player before Aston Villa

Chelsea’s Mason Mount will now undergo a late fitness check today on a potential injury problem before Sunday’s match against Aston Villa.

Chelsea travel to the Midlands tomorrow afternoon to face Villa in the Premier League.

Graham Potter puts his five-game unbeaten run on the line this weekend, and he will be looking to keep up his impressive start as the new Blues head coach.

Villa manager Steven Gerrard, who’s been extremely complimentary of Potter in the build up to Sunday, desperately needs three points himself to try and relieve some pressure on him.

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Mason Mount potential injury

According to The Athletic, Mount will have a scan on a thigh injury on Saturday.

It is understood that the 23-year-old didn’t take part in Chelsea’s training session on Friday, but it is hoped he can be ready to play tomorrow.

The report explains that the England star’s injury check is only precautionary, so he’s still expected to be involved for the trip to Villa.

Aside from goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga, Mount is the only Chelsea player to start in all five games under Potter so far.

The attacking midfielder definitely appears to be rediscoving some form under the new manager, which is why it’ll be a big blow if he’s not ready to face Villa.

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Described as “terrific” this week by Danny Murphy, Mount appears to be finding his feet again.

His search for a first goal this season continues, something which is a surprise after he his 13 across all competitions last season.

However, Chelsea are now playing some much better football with Mount the creative hub pulling the strings at the top end of the pitch.

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Dom is a Chelsea supporter who has worked in online publishing for more than six years. Graduated from Staffordshire University in 2016, he now writes exclusively for The Chelsea Chronicle covering news, analysis and match coverage. He enjoys the dream position of writing about his boyhood club, which seems to be involved in more drama every single day than an episode of The Bill. Aside from his love for Chelsea, he supports and follows the England cricket team. He also fancies himself as the Sunday League version of Michael Essien.