Mason Mount has reportedly been ruled out of playing for his country England this Friday.
The 22-year-old was called up as usual to Gareth Southgate’s England squad for World Cup qualifiers this month. However, his arrival was delayed due to dental surgery.
According to The Daily Mail, Mount’s arrival into the Three Lions camp will now be delayed even further.
He looks “certain” to miss Friday night’s important World Cup qualifier at home to Albania. In addition, it’s unclear on if he’ll be able to compete in next Monday’s match away to San Marino due to his dental issues.
Mount came off the bench in Chelsea’s last game at the weekend in the 1-1 draw against Burnley, but is still recovering after having four wisdom teeth removed. However, Mount could probably do with the game time in England’s matches in November.
It’s been a stop-start season for Mason, which means he’s still trying to rediscover his golden touch. He had a man-of-the-match winning performance against Norwich City.
Chelsea travel to Leicester City after the break on 20 November, which may be a game for Mount to target. With key players returning from injuries, Chelsea can launch their title bid in the couple of months leading up to the New Year.