Tuchel gives Mount injury update

Tuchel gives Mount injury update

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has revealed Mason Mount picked an injury during their FIFA Club World Cup final on Saturday evening. 

Speaking after their 2-1 win over Brazilian side Palmeiras, Tuchel further clarified that the injury is not related to the slight muscle problem that had led to his withdrawal during the FA Cup win over Plymouth.

"He was injured," said Tuchel, reporting on this latest setback. "In one of the very first scenes he made a run to the second post with Cesar Azpilicueta and they fell and his opponent fell on his ankle and he hurt his ligaments badly.

"So we’ll have to see. He came straight to me and said it does not feel good, it feels very stiff and painful, and he did not know if he can continue so we had to make the decision,"

Romelu Lukaku gave the Blues the lead in the 54th minute, but Raphael Veiga scored from the spot to force the match into extra time. 

Kai Havertz then scored the winner from the spot five minutes from time to give them their first-ever Club World Cup crown. 

Chelsea will be in action next weekend when they take on Crystal Palace away in the Premier League.