Here’s all the news from around Stamford Bridge over the past 24 hours.
Mount’s best position confirmed in Burnley victory
Chelsea academy graduate Mason Mount demonstrated his best position is as a number eight in Saturday’s 3-0 victory over Burnley, writes Alan Smith.
The England international excelled in an all-action display that saw him press intensely, make three tackles (joint top with N’Golo Kante for Chelsea), register the most attempts at goal, and played passes that led to clear chances.
The 21-year-old evidently believes that’s his finest position, too, telling Chelsea TV post-match: “I’m a No8, a midfielder. I always have been.
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“It’s natural for me to play in there. I know I’ve started a bit wider this season but I loved playing in midfield, it’s my position.”
But this reality poses an issue for Frank Lampard if he wants to get the best out of Mount regularly, requiring him to play a 4-3-3 system and marquee signing Kai Havertz as a fellow eight.
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Chilwell moment that delighted Chelsea fans
Clean sheets have been few and far between during Lampard’s tenure as Blues boss, but Chelsea have now kept four in a row in all competitions.
Summer signing Ben Chilwell has had a large influence in that, having played at left-back in almost every minute of those four outings.
Yet one moment, in particular, stood out from his individual display against Burnley on Saturday, coming under pressure from Robbie Brady and coolly dragging the ball back to take the Clarets winger charging past.
Ben Chilwell during Chelsea’s win over Burnley
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