With Mason Mount in the starting line up, Chelsea’s win percentage is 89 per cent this season. Without him, that reduces to 46 per cent.
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has claimed the statistics highlight the ‘aura’ that Mount brings to the Chelsea team.
“We know about this because it’s a kind of statistic that is sometimes interesting,” Tuchel said.
“I first heard about these statistics in basketball in America and the influence from one player in five against five is much higher than 11 against 11 in football.
“It’s not a statistic which guarantees you to start because this would be too easy. But it is something we are aware of and we will not deny that having Mason brings a certain attitude and an aura and a mentality on the field.”