The club’s head coach and players were seen arguing in the Chelsea dressing room. Graham Potter, according to reports, has irritated some Chelsea players in the dressing room by not starting Mason Mount on a regular basis.
Mount is said to be a popular member of the squad at Stamford Bridge. Some Chelsea officials are said to be unhappy that Mount’s game time has recently decreased significantly, with him starting only one of the last five games across all competitions.
According to the report, Potter is taking the easy route by omitting the quieter Mount, who is less likely to cause a stir. However, dropping the England international does not sit well with some members of the group.
Mount has had a difficult season despite being one of Chelsea’s best players the previous two seasons. However, you could say the same thing about the majority of the squad.
The attacking midfielder saw plenty of action during Potter’s first few months in charge, but he’s recently fallen out of favor with the manager.
He will be suspended for tonight’s Champions League match against Borussia Dortmund. He also missed the weekend win over Leeds due to an abdominal injury.
For someone with his attacking ability, his three goals and six assists so far this season are a little underwhelming.
We believe Potter was perfectly justified in removing Mount from the starting lineup recently. Furthermore, he has the impossible task of keeping so many first-team stars happy.
He’s still made the second most appearances for Chelsea this season (32) and clearly plays an important role, but he’s been in the unfamiliar position of sitting on the bench quite a bit in the last month.
Hopefully, this is good man management, and it will lead to Mount rediscovering his form. As for Chelsea’s players, it’s easy to understand their devotion to someone who has been such an important part of the team in recent years.