Blues midfielder Mason Mount is set to declare himself fit for selection for England despite missing the last three games for Chelsea due to a pelvic injury, according to The Telegraph.
The 24-year-old, who last started for Chelsea in the 1-0 defeat to Southampton last month, has returned to training even before the weekend’s win over Leicester City.
The Telegraph, however, claimed that Graham Potter did not want to risk a setback and, therefore, left Mount of the squad to let him fully recover from his injury.
Mount will likely be available for Saturday’s match against Everton and so is he for England’s European Championship qualifiers against Italy and Ukraine.
Gareth Southgate is also expected to pick the versatile midfielder for his squad, The Telegraph adds.
It is not necessarily a bad thing for Chelsea as well since Mount will need minutes to regain match sharpness.
Joao Felix’s presence has eased the blow of Mount’s recent absence for Chelsea, but he remains a key player at least until the end of the season after which his future at the club will be decided.
Mount will then be in the final year of his contract at the club, and unless he agreed to sign an extension, Chelsea would reportedly be prepared to sell him.
Interestingly, Fabrizio Romano recently mentioned that Christopher Nkunku’s expected arrival is one of the reasons behind Mount’s hesitation.
If in addition to Nkunku, Chelsea planned to sign Felix permanently, it is easy why Mount would be worried about his future at the club.
Mount has had a disappointing season, at least compared to last season, but he still has more goal contributions — three goals and two assists – than any other Chelsea player except for Kai Havertz and Raheem Sterling.
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