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Mason Mount was used in multiple positions by Thomas Tuchel, just before our final game before the international break.
Mount had claimed that the Chelsea manager placed him in five different positions in the course of the game against Sheffield United.
England boss Gareth Southgate has been pleased with the versatility on display by Mount and has also given the Chelsea midfielder a different role for the Three Lions, with Jordan Henderson currently unavailable.
Southgate revealed that the Chelsea midfielder can play as a No. 4, a No. 8 and a No. 10.
“They did very well in the game we played against Iceland,” said Southgate at his pre-match press conference before England’s 2-0 victory over Albania.
“Obviously that deeper position, Mason doesn’t play for his club but I think it’s possible for him. He’s a very intelligent player, he can play four, eight or 10. I think he would be able to adjust as required.
“There’s no doubt the balance of those two [Mount and Rice] is good. But equally James Ward-Prowse was good [against San Marino] the other day and Kalvin Phillips is in excellent form as well.
“It’s an area on the pitch where we are starting to get some options. It’s been great to have Jude [Bellingham] with us as well. Like almost every position on the pitch we have a lot of competition for places.”