Thursday , November 14 2019

Chelsea youngster Mason Mount to be assessed on Wednesday after sustaining ankle injury in Ajax draw

Chelsea youngster Mason Mount to be assessed on Wednesday morning after sustaining ankle injury in Ajax draw… making him a doubt for England’s final two Euro 2020 qualifiers

  • Chelsea drew 4-4 with Ajax in a thrilling Champions League clash on Tuesday 
  • Mason Mount was substituted in the 60th minute after hurting his ankle 
  • Frank Lampard says his ankle is strapped and it will be assessed on Wednesday  

Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount is now a doubt for England’s final two Euro 2020 qualifiers after being forced off injured during his side’s 4-4 Champions League draw with Ajax on Tuesday night.

The 20-year-old went down clutching his ankle after colliding with Donny van de Beek in the 60th minute at Stamford Bridge.

He was unable to continue, the club’s medical staff helping him as he limped off the pitch to be replaced by Callum Hudson-Odoi.

Mason Mount winces in pain as he is helped off the pitch by Chelsea’s medical staff 

The midfielder went down clutching his ankle following a collision with Donny van de Beek

The midfielder went down clutching his ankle following a collision with Donny van de Beek

‘They’ve strapped his ankle and hopefully it’s relatively minor but it’s one for the morning,’ said Chelsea boss Frank Lampard following the game. 

Mount has represented his country four times and was expected to be included in Gareth Southgate’s squad, which is due to be named on Thursday. 

The Three Lions host Montenegro at Wembley on November 14 then travel to Kosovo three days later. A victory in the first of those games will secure qualification.

Before that Chelsea must determine if he will be fit in time to feature at home to Crystal Palace on Saturday. 

Frank Lampard told reporters that Mount's injury will be assessed on Wednesday morning

Frank Lampard told reporters that Mount’s injury will be assessed on Wednesday morning