Mason Mount is hopeful of being fit for Chelsea’s clash against Liverpool on Sunday after suffering an ankle injury in the defeat to Valencia on Tuesday evening.
Frank Lampard’s side were beaten 1-0 at Stamford Bridge in their Champions League Group H opener while Mount was forced off after just 16 minutes following a heavy challenge from former Arsenal midfielder Francis Coquelin.
Mount has made an excellent start to the season with three goals in five Premier League appearances so far and would be a big miss for Lampard’s side if he is ruled out of the match against Liverpool at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.
But the 20-year-old was positive after the defeat to Valencia as he told reporters that was hopeful of being available for the game against Liverpool. Mount was walking with a limp but was not aided by crutches and his right foot was not in a protective boot.
Lampard, meanwhile, was unable to confirm whether Mount would be fit for the visit of the Champions League holders.
‘He has got an ankle injury which we don’t know how bad it is,’ Lampard said after Tuesday night’s defeat. ‘We are going to have to assess it in the next 24-48 hours to see the scale of the injury, to see how the injury is.
‘It’s too soon to say, obviously it was a shame because he was playing so well and started well and we had to make the change early.’ He added.