Why is Mason Mount not playing against Manchester United? Some Chelsea fans may be wondering after the England international was left out by Frank Lampard.
The Blues take on the Red Devils at Old Trafford at 8pm tonight, where they have the chance to put Manchester United’s hopes of securing a place in next season’s Champions League on hold.
However, Chelsea will have to go without their No.19 against Manchester United.
So, why is Mount not playing against Manchester United? Let’s take a look…
Why is Mount not playing against Manchester United?
Well, some fans might be thinking that Mount’s absence has something to do with his contract stand-off at Stamford Bridge.
The 24-year-old is currently refusing to sign a new deal at Chelsea with his current terms set to expire in 12 months.
According to The Athletic, Mount is actually leaning towards a move to Manchester United as his time at Stamford Bridge looks to be ending, although that has nothing to do with his absence tonight.
The Portsmouth-born midfielder is actually out with a pelvic injury, after undergoing a “minor” operation to repair the damage.
Mount wrote on Instagram: “Had a minor procedure yesterday to sort out a discomfort I had for a while. Everything went well and I’m feeling good.
“Time to rest but can’t wait to get back to training in the coming weeks! Thanks for all your messages of support and a massive thank you to the medical team, doctors and nurses for looking after me.”
As detailed by Football London, Mount is also expected to miss the final Premier League outing of the season against Newcastle on Sunday, meaning he might have already played his final game for Chelsea.
A contract stand-off with his boyhood club is probably not how Mount expected his time at Stamford Bridge to end, but after 195 appearances, 33 goals, 37 assists and one Champions League, he will undoubtedly leave a legacy in west London if he does depart.