'He can't rest on his laurels': Chris Sutton sends warning to 23-year-old Chelsea player

Chris Sutton has sent a warning to Mason Mount about the Chelsea player’s position in the England side.

Mount, who has 31 senior caps for England, is unsurprisingly included in the latest Three Lions squad during the current international break.

The attacking midfielder is a regular starter for Gareth Southgate’s England team, but he’s never fully replicated his club form in recent years when representing his country.

It’s interesting to note the 23-year-old Chelsea star’s form has dipped at the start of this season from its usual high standards. He’s still in the final England camp before the winter World Cup, though.

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Sutton warning to Mount

Sutton thinks this international break is a really important one for Chelsea’s playmaker.

With Nations League matches against Italy and Germany in the next few days, it’s the final opportunity for players to fully convince Southgate of their ability going into the World Cup squad selection.

Mount could definitely do with a big contribution for the sake of his chances of starting for England in November, as well as igniting his individual campaign after a slow start at Stamford Bridge.

“He (Southgate) loves Mason Mount, but there have to be questions over the Chelsea man’s position in the team with his performances this season, and with so much talent going forward he can’t rest on his laurels,” Sutton told the Daily Mail.

“It’s a big week for Mount and Jarrod Bowen, with the likes of James Maddison, Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho all in far superior club form but not in this squad. Southgate always seems to find a place for Mount in his team but he’s not daft, he knows that it all comes down to winning the World Cup.”

It does feel like this two-week break can be perfect to kickstart Mount’s season.

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Best position

Mount’s versatility and attitude makes him a manager’s dream because he can usually carry out any midfield or attacking position to a great standard. However, plenty of the Chelsea fanbase love him starting in a No.8 midfield position.

He’s brilliant on the half-turn when it comes to collecting possession and driving up the pitch. Also, he’s got the kind of movement and creativity that’s so tough to defend against.

If Southgate wants a three-man England midfield, Mount can be a great option as a creator in there.

However, Chelsea’s talent is quickly running out of time to rediscover his golden touch.

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A sports journalist who graduated from Staffordshire University in 2016 and is a Chelsea supporter. Loves anything football or cricket related when it comes to England.