Why Mason Mount is absent for Chelsea vs Man City & Graham Potter latest

An explanation for the absence of Mason Mount from Chelsea’s matchday squad to face Manchester City has been provided late on Thursday evening.

The Blues, of course, are currently locked in action.

Fresh off another disappointing result against Nottingham Forest earlier in the week, Graham Potter’s troops have welcomed champions Manchester City to Stamford Bridge, for a Premier League clash.

As alluded to above, though, Chelsea’s efforts to defy the odds in getting the better of a City side hunting down Arsenal atop the English top-flight will come sans the services of a key member of the club’s first-team setup.

This comes after the aforementioned Mason Mount was a surprise absentee from the capital outfit’s latest matchday squad.

And now, an explanation for as much has been provided.

As per a host of reliable sources, the Blues youth product picked up an injury in training on Wednesday, which has since placed him on the treatment table.

When drawn on Mount’s wellbeing ahead of this evening’s action kicking into gear in west London, meanwhile, Graham Potter was keen to keep his cards close to his chest in explaining:

“He had a kick in training yesterday. It never rains but it pours, as they say. Happy New Year.”

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.

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