The 23-year-old has yet to score this season and has provided just one assist in nine games for Chelsea all season.
The playmaker was outstanding last season as he was the team’s top scorer in the Premier League with 11 goals in 32 appearances.
However, he has yet to make an impact this season. Graham Potter appears to have reverted to a three-back system for the crucial game in west London, which will allow Mount to play on the right flank.
The Blues are currently bottom of the Champions League group stage, having failed to win their first two games. They lost to Dinamo Zagreb and drew with Red Bull Salzburg.
Chelsea have barely played in recent weeks and the former Brighton boss hopes his time on the training ground will be rewarded.
Chelsea had been lethargic in their previous European tie against Red Bull Salzburg. However, their performance improved in their recent Premier League clash with Crystal Palace, which they won 2-1.
However, that didn’t stop the west London club’s supporters from complaining on Twitter ahead of the clash with the Italian champions. Many are bemoaning the addition of Mount:
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James Madison for Leicester City Host Nottingham Forest this week. Since then, there have been growing calls for the playmaker to join Gareth Southgate’s England squad for the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
Mount recently ended his long goalscoring drought with the Three Lions, but many have called for the Chelsea playmaker to be dropped.As he told Sky Sports (according to talk movement):
“Yeah. I can only imagine how hard it is for Gareth to have so many good players. James has shown and proven that he has the best talent. There are people like that, even when he’s not playing, on the bench. Brings that personality. If he plays in front of 150,000 people, he’s going to be exactly the same. If you’ve ever been stuck in a game, he can come on and be a game-changer.”
“It’s hard because there are so many good players. I have a lot of respect for young guys like Mason Mount, he’s a top player, Phil Foden is great. He’s at that level, there’s no doubt about that. I hope When teams are drafted from now on, they can find a way to add that talent.”