Why Wolves draw was good news for Mason Mount despite not starting

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Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount failed to start in Chelsea’s goalless draw against Wolves on Wednesday night.

New Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel opted to leave out the England international as he trialled a 3-4-3 formation which saw Hakim Ziyech and Kai Havertz line up as the team’s attacking midfielders behind Olivier Giroud.

Mount was surprisingly left named on the bench despite been one of Chelsea’s most consistent performers this season.

Only Tammy Abraham, with six goals and two assists, and Timo Werner, with four goals and five assists, have been directly involved in more league goals than Mount this season, though he only has two goals and four assists of his own.

Mount was Chelsea’s third and final substitution against Wolves but he will be pleased with his display as he had more impact in the final third than Ziyech and Havertz who started ahead of him.

Though Mount could not help find a breakthrough, his brief cameo was a bright one and will have left Tuchel with things to think about.

Mount combined well with Christian Pulisic down the right and Havertz almost scored from a Mount stoppage time corner.

Despite failing to help find the winner against Wolves, Mount will be pleased with his performance against Wolves and Tuchel will also be delighted too.

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