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Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount was expected to miss the clash against Liverpool due to an injury he sustained in the 1-0 defeat to Valencia on Tuesday.
Mount was forced off after just 16 minutes following a heavy challenge from Francis Coquelin in Chelsea’s 1-0 defeat to Valencia in the Champions League on Tuesday evening.
Scan results revealed the 20 year old had not suffered ligament damage but he was considered a doubt for the game against Liverpool.
Before Sunday’s game against Liverpool, Chelsea boss Frank Lampard failed to assure that the 20-year-old midfielder will be fit enough to play against the Reds. Lampard revealed in his press conference ahead of the game that Mount had a swelling in his leg and then confirmed that his injury wasn’t as first feared.
However, Mount played the entire 90 minutes against Liverpool and had a good game, and the 20-year-old has revealed that he was afraid that his injury could have been a long-term one.
“As soon as I did it I thought it was going to be a long-term injury,” Mount told Chelsea’s official website.
“But then I iced it and it calmed down and I realised it was not as bad as I first thought. The next day I was jogging on it a little and from then I knew there was a chance of me being involved
[against Liverpool yesterday]
“There is still swelling there now but it is solid and I felt good and I trained the day before. I was pretty positive the day before the game that I would be involved.”
Mount could have scored a late equaliser for Chelsea against the Reds, but he volleyed his effort way over the bar.
Discussing his missed chance, Mount said: “You have to block the injury out of your mind and focus on the game.
“When I had that chance which I felt I should have scored I rolled my ankle a little bit and it felt fine. It was fine throughout the whole game. It was solid.”