Chelsea ace Mason Mount has revealed when the Blues team find out from Frank Lampard who is starting a match with goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga having been dropped for the Premier League clash with Leicester.
Kepa had put in some poor performances in recent weeks and was replaced by Willy Caballero for the 2-2 draw with the Foxes.
Caballero did not cover himself in glory, going walkabout for Leicester’s second goal and potentially opening the door for Kepa to return.
But it appears that Lampard would not have informed the players of the decision to start former Manchester City ace Caballero until match-day.
Mount, who started the clash at the King Power, said: “As players we never know what’s happening, so we never know the starting line-up until just before the game.
“We work in training and I feel like everyone is ready to play. I don’t really know what’s happened with that.”
Mount has impressed for Chelsea this season with Lampard having utilised his younger stars following the Blues’ transfer ban.
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard dropped Kepa Arrizabalaga for the Leicester clash
The ban was halved though the Stamford Bridge outfit did not make any signings during January, seemingly to the annoyance of Lampard.
But 21-year-old Mount insists he is ready to deliver and believes his young team-mates are too.
The midfielder added: “With the two-window ban we thought it would be two windows where we couldn’t buy any players and we had to step up as young players to have an effect on games and be big players within the team.
“It’s been like that from the beginning.
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“They changed it in January but our focus didn’t change at all about our goal and what we were focused to do throughout the whole season.
“Our focus is fully on the game ahead and how we can perform.
“Only if a player does…