Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has delivered a positive update on the fitness of Mason Mount following the Blues’ 3-2 Premier League triumph over Norwich City at Carrow Road.
Mount, 20, continued his fine start to the season with a goal for the second successive Premier League game while he was a constant influence on the proceedings for the time on the pitch.
Despite the positives, the young attacker suffered a calf problem in the closing stages of the match and he was substituted after he was notably limping on the field of play.
Speaking after the match, however, Lampard said that Mount has not suffered anything more than a knock to his calf and he should hopefully return to regular training in a few days’ time.
“Mason took a knock to his calf, so that is better than a strain, obviously. So hopefully in a couple of days it will settle down, so hopefully that is good news. We will assess it,” he told in a press conference covered by Standard Sport.
Pedro sustained a hamstring injury during the warm-up leading up to the game and this witnessed the return to the starting lineup for Ross Barkley in place of the Spain international.
Thankfully, Mount has not suffered anything serious in the recent clash against the Canaries and Lampard would surely prefer a quick return for the 20-year-old, who has excelled in recent games for the side.
Mount’s finishing have been delightful to watch in the past two matches but the England youth international has also impressed with his quick link-up play with his teammates around him.
It is still too early to judge the success of the young playmaker, but he has certainly shown that he can live up to the expectations of the club and potentially become a world-class performer in the years to come.