According to Andy Jacobs, Mason Mount looked much better during Graham Potter’s first game in charge as Chelsea’s new head coach.
Potter kickstarted his Blues tenure by watching his side record a 1-1 draw earlier this week against Red Bull Salzburg, which leaves the club with a lot of work to do still in the Champions League group stages.
This weekend’s postponed game against Liverpool means Chelsea don’t play again until after the international break on 1 October.
Mount looked much better
TalkSPORT pundit Jacobs praised Mount for his latest Chelsea performance against Salzburg.
“Mount I thought he put in a lot better shift than he’d been putting in,” Jacobs told talkSPORT.
Mount, who played 90 minutes against Salzburg, looked one of the brighter players in Chelsea colours on Wednesday night.
The attacking midfielder went close to scoring with a venomous shot on the edge of the box, as well as help to set up Raheem Sterling’s goal.
It’s been a tough 2022/23 season so far in his bid to recover his best form, but the change of management may be the turning point he needs.
Darren Bent recently said that Mount’s levels have dropped in the opening months of this season.
Former Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel was definitely a brilliant mentor for Mount, but the youngster’s now got the chance to improve under another coach.
He’s joining up with Gareth Southgate’s England squad this month during the international break, so it should be a good opportunity to get more minutes and regain confidence.
His all-action display against Salzburg was a reminder he’s a player that works hard defensively and tries to get heavily involved. He could really do with a goal to lift him, though.
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