Thomas Tuchel says Mason Mount could MISS England’s November World Cup qualifiers as he requires treatment on a tooth infection… but the Chelsea star is expected to feature this weekend against Burnley
- Mason Mount could miss England’s World Cup qualifiers despite his selection
- The midfielder missed Chelsea’s last two games due to a tooth infection
- He should feature against Burnley but Thomas Tuchel says he needs treatment
- The Chelsea boss said he could pull out of England duty of join the squad late
Thomas Tuchel insists Chelsea will do everything to help Mason Mount take his place in the England squad after he was hit with a tooth infection.
Midfielder Mount returned to training yesterday after missing Chelsea’s last two games due to an issue connected to a wisdom tooth.
He was included in Gareth Southgate’s latest England squad but Tuchel says Chelsea will wait to see how he reacts following his absence as the issue affected his ability to eat and caused him to lose weight.
Mason Mount has missed Chelsea’s last two games due to an issue with his wisdom tooth
Mount is set to be in Chelsea’s squad for Burnley’s visit to Stamford Bridge tomorrow and Tuchel said: ‘It’s a bit of a tricky one. He was ill but the reason is the wisdom tooth so this is the reason for the illness or feeling like an illness. There is a bit of an infection.
‘He was back in training yesterday and today, he lost a bit of weight, he cannot eat properly so he takes medication and let’s see.
‘He is in the squad for tomorrow, he can play some minutes but we will need to wait for the reaction because it seems like a proper treatment has to be done.
Gareth Southgate included Mount in his squad but the midfielder might be forced to pull out
Mount returned to Chelsea training but has lost weight and not been able to eat properly
‘I expect him if everything is ok [to join up with England] but the tendency that I know right now is we need a proper treatment of the wisdom teeth so it could be that he is out or that he joins the England squad maybe a little bit later.
‘We will always push and encourage him. There is no doubt. We are proud when he is selected. He is proud when he is selected so there are no tactics behind the backs or behind closed doors that we try to manage and everyone is trying to keep Mason here but we have full responsibility for his health and there is something going on which we need to take care about.
‘This is what we did also with Andreas Christensen when he was suddenly out for the Southampton game in the Carabao Cup because the treatment needed to be done and this is the first priority.
Thomas Tuchel says Mount might require treatment on his wisdom tooth issue
‘Then we will do everything to make it happen that maybe Mason can also join the England squad.’
Chelsea will again be without Romelu Lukaku, Timo Werner and Mateo Kovacic against Burnley.
Marcos Alonso has also joined their injured list after picking up an ankle problem in the last minute of Tuesday’s 1-0 Champions League win in Malmo.