Mason Mount’s reported growing frustration at Chelsea is a worrying sign for Thomas Tuchel’s side. The Blues breezed to a 3-0 win over Leicester at the King Power Stadium on Saturday, but the latest news is nothing short of a blow.
The Daily Star say Mount doesn’t feel as appreciated as some of the other big-name players at Stamford Bridge.
Mount was a key player for Tuchel during his first six months at the helm, but things have somewhat changed this season.
The same report quotes a source which discusses the England stars growing frustrations in west London.
“Mason is a top lad and thought of well within Chelsea, and is popular with the team. But he isn’t feeling appreciated anymore,” the source told the Star.
“He’s been at Chelsea since he was a tiny lad, but despite coming up through the academy, he doesn’t feel like he gets the same treatment or recognition as players bought in for big money.”
If Tuchel doesn’t act fast and treat Mount in the manner he thinks he deserves, then the German boss risks losing him for good.
Mount still has three years remaining on his current deal at Stamford Bridge and parting ways would would have been the last thing any Chelsea fan would have thought of last season.
The 22-year-old started in the win over Leicester but was taken off at just 62 minutes for Hakim Ziyech.