TalkSPORT pundit thinks Tuchel has ripped into 23-year-old Chelsea player in the dressing room
Dean Saunders has suggested that Chelsea’s Mason Mount may have received some stern words from his manager Thomas Tuchel recently in the Blues dressing room.
TalkSPORT pundit Saunders highlighted the 23-year-old’s body language and performance after Chelsea’s 1-1 draw away to Brighton last night in the Premier League.
Saunders has come up with the theory that Blues manager Tuchel may have been hard on him off the pitch:
“Mason Mount looks like he’s (Tuchel) named him in the dressing room a few times. He looks as if he’s had the stuffing knocked out of him,” he told talkSPORT.
Mount, 23, made very little impact this week during 90 minutes on his return to the starting line-up against Brighton.
The attacking midfielder’s been one of the big Chelsea positives this season with seven goals and six assists in all competitions so far. However, his form has taken a noticeable dip lately.
In fact, Craig Burley recently said he thinks England international Mount has been struggling with his confidence on the pitch.
Mount still integral to Chelsea XI
Yes, the form of Chelsea’s attackers right now is concerning.
There isn’t one from the batch of Mount, Hakim Ziyech, Christian Pulisic, Timo Werner, Callum Hudson-Oodi, Romelu Lukaku or Kai Havertz that are currently in great form.
It’s an embarrassment of riches available to Tuchel in attack, but no one seems to be playing with confidence.
For certain, Mount is the most likely to return to form and churn out top performances at Stamford Bridge on a weekly basis.
It’ll be interesting to see if he starts again in this weekend’s London derby against Tottenham, but after that there may be an opportunity for Tuchel to give him time to rest and recharge his batteries.