Chelsea manager Frank Lampard says he is hoping that midfielder Mason Mount’s injury is a relatively minor one, despite the player having to go off in the second half against Ajax yesterday.
The 20-year-old sustained a knock to his ankle and was taken off on the hour mark with Callum Hudson-Odoi coming on to replace him. Lampard said that the midfielder was treated following his substitution:
“They’ve strapped his ankle and hopefully it’s relatively minor.”
It does mean that Mount is a doubt for the game against Crystal Palace on Saturday, with Ross Barkley the likeliest player to come into the side for the match this weekend.
The midfielder has not featured since picking up his own ankle injury in the 1-0 win over Newcastle last month, but it was confirmed on Monday that he had returned to training, along with Andreas Christensen and N’Golo Kante.
If Mount does miss out on the starting line up versus Palace, it would be the first game that he has missed in the Premier League this season.