'Also': Jamie Carragher makes claim about Mason Mount after he's dropped by England last night

Jamie Carragher has claimed in his column for The Telegraph that Mason Mount’s high pressing may return to its best after being rested last night.

The Chelsea man did not feature as England secured a 3-0 victory over Wales to guarantee their status as group winners at the World Cup.

The victory sets up a Round of 16 clash with Senegal, where they will meet Blues pair Kalidou Koulibaly and Edouard Mendy.

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The Three Lions certainly impressed with a refreshed side, after being unchanged for the USA draw.

Jordan Henderson came in for the Chelsea man, although certainly doesn’t offer the pressing and attacking skills of the 23-year-old.

Mount could benefit from rest

Carragher has claimed that missing the Wales game could be good for Mount, with the rest freshening him up for the big knockout stage run.

He said: “Southgate’s changes reflected England’s security in the group. To go deep in the competition, it is imperative players are rested, especially those who play in the positions demanding most intensity. Raheem Sterling and Bukayo Saka will have had over a week off by the time they meet Senegal on Sunday.

“Mason Mount, who is responsible for so much of the high pressing in the line-up, will also be fresh.”

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It is so far unclear as to whether Gareth Southgate will bring back some of the players who got the tournament underway in such style, or stick with those who served him well last night such as Marcus Rashford and Phil Foden.

However, what the Chelsea man brings in terms of winning the ball back in high areas and starting attacks is crucial to any side, hence he plays so many games.

Southgate should certainly consider bringing him back in for the game on Sunday, as England look to make their way into another Quarter-final.

Jack is a writer for The Chelsea Chronicle. He has been a part of GRV Media since June 2022. He has a First Class Honours degree in Football Journalism from the University of Derby, graduating in 2021. Jack has experience working freelance for The Sun and The Athletic, whilst also being published for the Non-League Paper and reporting for Burton Albion's academy side. He is a lifelong Chelsea fan and will debate with anyone about everything and anything football related. He also holds a passion for gaming and music, and thinks he knows every word to every Oasis song ever released