Chelsea & England Could Face Mason Mount Blow After Repeat Ankle Injury

Chelsea midfielder ​Mason Mount is a doubt for the Blues’ clash with Crystal Palace, while he may also miss England’s upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers after limping out of Tuesday’s Champions League draw with Ajax.

The 20-year-old has been in sensational form this season, bagging four goals and providing one assist from the opening 11 league games. As a result, he was handed his senior international debut by Gareth Southgate in September and has gone on to earn four caps for England up to this point.

Mason Mount

However, Mount was forced off after 60 minutes of Chelseas’s astonishing 4-4 draw against Ajax, after suffering an ankle injury. And according to Simon Johnson of the Athletic, the Englishman is now a doubt for his club’s tussle against Palace and international duty – although the attacking midfielder has maintained his place in Southgate’s squad, called up for the Three Lion’s final Euro 2020 qualifiers against Kosovo and Montenegro despite this knock.

Johnson states that the attacking midfielder hurt the same ankle against Ajax as he did against Valencia in the Champions League earlier in the season. The west London side are carrying out further tests to determine the severity of the injury, but the player remains a doubt.

Mount was forced off after only 16 minutes of the Blues’ opening Champions League fixture against Valencia, after he was caught by a heavy tackle former ​Arsenal midfielder Francis Coquelin. There were fears that the youngster would be out for a lengthy period of time, considering the nature of the challenge. However, he was able to recover in time to face Liverpool five days later.

Mason Mount

However, considering it is the same ankle once again, ​Chelsea and Frank Lampard will most likely look to err on the side of caution to ensure he doesn’t aggravate the injury. 

Only time will tell if Mount will be passed fit to feature for the Three Lions, but it appears unlikely that he will feature against ​Palace on the weekend


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