Mason Mount plays down knee injury concerns and opens up on his best role in Chelsea midfield

Mason Mount’s removal an hour into Chelsea’s 4-0 win against Everton was because the midfielder took a knock to the back of his knee but the initial diagnosis is that he will recover within a couple of days.

The 21-year-old was replaced by Reece James and played down the seriousness of the injury in what he described as a day when it “all came together” for Frank Lampard’s side.

“I took a little knock, a knee in the back of my knee,” he said. “It was precautionary to see how it was. But now, I feel fine and hopefully in the next couple of days I will get treatment in and it will be fine.

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“Speaking about it in the changing room afterwards, it is about time we scored a few goals at home, kept a clean sheen sheet and had a very dominant performance. It all came together today.”

Having scored his first goal since early December, Mount also spoke of his preferred midfield role in Lampard’s team.

The England international has played as a No8, No10 and a winger this season, providing the head coach with much-needed versatility in the face of their recent injury problems.

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But given the opportunity to decide his own role, Mount would put himself in a No8 role.

“I always see myself as a No8 because I like to do the other side of the game as well, not just going forward and attacking.

“I’ve played No10 throughout my career, I’ve always gone in between so I don’t mind now.”