20-year-old Chelsea injured attacker ready to play Premier League match
Mason Mount has given Chelsea coach a boost by returning to training ahead of Blues match against Liverpool on the weekend. England international was forced off with an ankle injury after 16 minutes in London club’s 1-0 defeat to Valencia in the UCL on Tuesday evening.
Mason was initially considered a doubt for the clash with Liverpool at Stamford Bridge following the big challenge on his right ankle by Francis Coquelin. But subsequent scans confirmed that Mason had not suffered ligament injury, English coach insisted that the 20-year-old playmaker was still in contention to feature against the PL leaders.
And it appears English midfielder is progressing well as he trained with his teammates on Friday afternoon, taking part in the warm-up as well as a finishing exercise. Tammy Abraham also referred to Mason’s comeback during the video posted by Chelsea: ‘Oh here we go, the camera’s out because of Mason’s back.’
N’Golo Kante is also in contention to feature against Merseyside club having trained on Friday. Meanwhile, both Callum Hudson-Odoi and Reece James trained and are expected to feature for Chelsea’s U23s with Southampton on Saturday. Antonio Rudiger also injured, and he could miss the next match in the Premier League.
Mason is a product of the Blues youth academy and spent last season in Derby County. He had impressive performances in the Championship under Frank Lampard and became a key figure for Chelsea this campaign. Mout also named in the Three Lions squad for the international break which is already a big success for the playmaker.