Mason Mount claims 26-year-old Chelsea star is constantly working hard

'Always': Mason Mount claims 26-year-old Chelsea player is constantly working hard

Mason Mount claims his Chelsea teammate Timo Werner is someone who’s constantly putting the effort in and working hard.

Werner cashed in at the weekend to score two goals in Chelsea’s 6-0 success away to Southampton in the Premier League.

The 26-year-old attacker netted his eighth and ninth goal of the season in the win at St Mary’s, as well as striking the woodwork on three separate occasions.

His first goal was a throwback to his RB Leipzig days, sprinting an entire half on the counter-attack and rounding the goalkeeper before tucking in his finish.

Chelsea star Mount, who also scored twice at Southampton, has spoken very highly of Werner after the result. In particular, he was keen to stress the constant work rate and desire of the Germany international.

“When he’s on it he scores goals so it’s brilliant for him, and I’m very happy for him as well,” Mount said.

“He hit the woodwork a couple of times [against Southampton], so he could have had a few more, but Timo is someone who always gets his head down and works hard. He doesn’t worry about the chances he misses; he knows he’s going to get another one and he put it in the back of the net.

“Credit to him, he’s always trying to get in the box and score goals. I’m very pleased for him.”

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Chelsea dilemma

Romelu Lukaku’s confirmed absence tomorrow against Real Madrid does pose an interesting dilemma.

With Lukaku unavailable to play the must-win match, it leaves a big question mark over who will start in attack.

The Blues need to overturn a 3-1 aggregate deficit in Tuesday night’s Champions League quarter-final second leg.

Mount, along with Kai Havertz, are two names most will expect in the line-up. However, the third position could be up for grabs between Werner, Christian Pulisic and Hakim Ziyech.

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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.