Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has admitted that Mason Mount is struggling to make the same kind of impact he normally would due to playing so many games.
The 22-year-old attacking has been in excellent form for Chelsea since start of the campaign, but struggling to maintain his top form in recent weeks as he claimed one assist and no goals in his last six domestic appearances for the Blues.
Especially in the Blues last two games, Mount was not his usual self as they were defeat by Arsenal at home before suffered defeat to underdogs Leicester City in the FA Cup final on Saturday.
The could really do with the Englishman getting back to his best in time for the upcoming Champions League final clash with Manchester City, but Tuchel has suggested his influential star could do with a rest.
The German coach is quoted by iNews as hinting he would’ve liked to rest Mount, whilst admitting the 22-year-old isn’t currently looking at the very top of his game.
‘We tried to give him a little break because it was a lot after the [Real] Madrid games and in between, when it was so decisive for us,’ Tuchel said.
‘It was only two days break after the [Manchester] City game. We tried to make him rest to conserve his form. I agree he’s struggled a bit to have the same impact than he usually has.
‘Today he wanted a bit too much too early in the game, he could have played with a bit more composure. But don’t forget, if it wasn’t for the save from Schmeichel, he’s the one who scores the equaliser.
Mason Mount vs. Real Madrid 27/04/21pic.twitter.com/TU9qfPAAkQ— Hakeem (@HKComps) April 28, 2021
‘He’s always dangerous for us and we should be careful that we don’t over-expect from Mason that he’s the decisive player in every match.’
Chelsea have plenty of other attacking midfield options in their squad, but Mason Mount has been generally been the most consistent and convincing over the course of this campaign, so it’s hard for German coach to find time to rest him.
Mason Mount vs. Manchester Citypic.twitter.com/oEm6LhP8NG— ً (@LSComps) April 17, 2021
Even if the London club would like to put everything into preparing for the UEFA Champions League final against Manchester City, they’ve had the FA Cup to think about as well, while they also remain in the running for a top-four spot.
Mason Mount's awareness of his surroundings + the ability to receive the ball on the half turnpic.twitter.com/rAdPPblTMs— Nouman (@nomifooty) May 2, 2021