MASON MOUNT will be “seething at new Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel dropping him for Wednesday’s 0-0 draw with Wolves, claims Rio Ferdinand.
New Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel only brought on Mason Mount with eight minutes left, replacing Hakim Ziyech in the 0-0 home draw with WolvesCredit: PA:Press Association
Mason Mount watches on with Wolves winger Adama Traore late in the tame Stamford Bridge stalemateCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Midfielder Mount’s omission was the biggest shock as the 22-year-old became a regular in Frank Lampard‘s 18-month reign.
Tuchel instead went with seasoned trio Jorginho, Olivier Giroud and Cesar Azpilicueta.
And Three Lions legend Rio Ferdinand told BT Sport: “He’s gone with experience and people he knows a bit better.
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“I’m sure Mason Mount will be seething, same with Reece James and Christian Pulisic – who he brought through at Dortmund.”
Fellow pundit Peter Crouch was clearly surprised by Tuchel’s gamble- which the ex-PSG chief might regret after a drab draw in his first match.
Ex-Liverpool targetman Crouch said: “It’s a change of philosophy now. He’s dropped Mount and James – how must Mason feel?”
Before knowing his fate, Mount had revealed how “tough” it was seeing Lampard sacked two days ago.
The former Vitesse and Derby loanee finally broke through at Stamford Bridge last season.
And most observers believed he had been one of Lampard’s most consistent performers this term.
Mount told the BBC: “Obviously it’s not a very nice time. It’s a tough time.
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“I’ve been at the club a very long time and I’ve seen many a manager depart the club from afar.
But we have to be together, we have to be strong, as there are massive games coming up.”
Next on the horizon is Sunday’s noon clash at home to Burnley.