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Ian Wright insists Mason Mount is exactly the kind of player new Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel will enjoy working with and his absence from the starting line-up against Wolves is not a huge problem. Mount enjoyed his time at Stamford Bridge under Frank Lampard. The youngster even captained the club in the FA Cup.
However, after the departure of Lampard, there were suggestions that he will struggle under new boss Tuchel. However, Wright believes he will get his chance to impress.
“Judging by Tuchel and what he does, Mount is a player that he will like. He might just putting down that marker to say, “Just because you were his guy, I’m going to come in and I’m going to change something and you’re going to have to earn your way into my team”, which I’ve got no problem with Mason Mount doing, simply because he’s dealing with a manager who is very meticulous in what he does.
“He may have pulled him and told him, “This is what I want you to do”, and he may have done that already because, yes, Mason Mount has got that about him. He’s got that ability to play in a couple of different positions and he’s got intensity and drive so I can’t see the Mason Mount omission being something that’s too drastic for Mason Mount.”
Meanwhile, Wright also has given some kind of advice to Timo Werner. The German striker has just one goal in his last 16 appearances in all competitions. He was an unused substitute for the first game under his compatriot Tuchel.
“He has to make sure he deals with it properly because as a striker he’s in a very precarious place in his head and taking chances,” he added. “Whether he’s the old manager’s signing or not, he’s gone and the new manager has come in. ‘It’s a clean slate and it’s up to him to find his mojo and get going because the manager will use him at some stage.
“But I just get the impression that, yes, he may be looking at him, seeing what he’s like, give him the confidence but I don’t think he’s going to have to much time to impress. He has to start doing his stuff at some stage. I think this manager is the kind of guy where if it does start to work out and Chelsea back him, then he might want to buy somebody else that he feels, “I’m gonna go for him because I like him”, because he feels he hasn’t seen enough.
“People are saying, “Yeah, he’s a striker and his confidence is going to come back”. It’s going to need to come back sooner rather than later for Timo, I think.”