Chelsea star is underrated and underappreciated, former Blue Glen Johnson says

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Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount has missed the last two games for the club, and it coincided with the first two defeats for Chelsea this season.

Mount usually brings something different to the Chelsea midfield, and his impact was sorely missed in the games against City and Juventus.

Former Chelsea right-back has claimed that Mount’s work in a game often gets overlooked and underappreciated.

“Mason Mount is underappreciated, he’s brilliant,” Johnson told bettingexpert. “If he was French or Italian, everyone would be raving about him.

“He’s playing with big names, superstars and for me, some of his performances do go unmissed. He’s an all-round midfielder and should be starting every week.”

Meanwhile, Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has brushed off sayings that Chelsea lost to Manchester City and Juventus due to the absence of Mount.

When asked if Chelsea had missed Mount, Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel said: “We need to be careful.

“We took him out at half-time against Tottenham because he had a rough half, and everyone was talking about us being good in the second half when he wasn’t on the pitch. Suddenly he’s missing and now he’s the one.

“It’s not on single players. Of course we want to have Mason, and we know the energy he gives, and of course we miss him, but we cannot start reducing our performances to the players who are missing.

“Do we miss NG [Kante]? Of course. Do we miss Reece James? Of course. And still there would be a selection to make because we can only start with 11 players.

“Do we miss Christian Pulisic? Of course we miss his sprints and intensity. But we have a squad, and we have the duty to find solutions.”

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