Graham Potter says Mason Mount will MISS England's upcoming games

Chelsea boss Graham Potter says Mason Mount will MISS England’s upcoming Euro 2024 qualifiers despite being included in Gareth Southgate’s squad… as the player continues to struggle with a pubic bone injury

  • Mason Mount has missed Chelsea’s last three games with a pubic bone injury 
  • Despite this, he was included in England boss Gareth Southgate’s 25-man squad 
  • Graham Potter though has stated that Mount won’t be ready to play for England 

Chelsea boss Graham Potter has stated that Mason Mount will miss England’s upcoming Euro 2024 qualifiers.

This is despite Gareth Southgate including the Chelsea midfielder as part of his 25-man squad for upcoming games with Italy and Ukraine.

Mount, who has missed Chelsea’s last three games due to a public bone injury, is now set to miss out on the England camp after this weekend’s domestic fixtures.

Ahead of Saturday’s clash with Everton, Potter told reporters: ‘Mason wasn’t 100 per cent for the last games and is still not there, so he’ll miss the England camp as well.’ 

Before his recent injury, Mount had already been in and out of the Chelsea team, which has seen massive reinforcement since the January transfer window.  

Mason Mount is set to miss England’s upcoming Euro 2024 qualifiers against Italy and Ukraine

Graham Potter, ahead of Chelsea’s clash with Everton, said Mount was not ready to feature for England despite being included in Gareth Southgate’s 25-man squad on Thursday

Mount made cameos off the bench in a 1-1 draw with West Ham, and a 2-0 loss to Tottenham – before he missed Chelsea’s victories over Leeds, Borussia Dortmund and Leicester through injury. 

Though Mount made the England squad despite his recent injury issues, Raheem Sterling was left out of the 25-man line-up due to his own fitness concerns.

Potter said: ‘Raheem has a problem with his hamstring. It’s not too serious but he’ll miss the game at the weekend and the international trip.’

One boost for Potter ahead of the weekend though is the recent return to training for midfielder N’Golo Kante.

Kante has been out of action since August after suffering a hamstring injury at the beginning of the season.

Chelsea boss Potter said: ‘Managers before me have spoken highly of N’Golo because he’s a top player. He’s been a huge miss to us. 

Raheem Sterling was left out of the England squad after he suffered a hamstring injury

‘It’s great for us he is back and we have to be mindful he has a long injury. We have to take the steps to get him up to speed in the Premier League.’

The Blues meanwhile discovered their fate in the Champions League quarter-finals.

Chelsea were drawn against Real Madrid in a rematch of last year’s quarter-finals, and should they advance, they will face the winners of Man City’s tie with Bayern Munich. 

Potter paid respect to Ancelotti after the announcement, as he said: ‘I’ve played against him when he was at Everton. 

‘He is a gentleman and there’s nothing I can say in terms of the respect I have for what he’s achieved in his career. I think the length of time he’s had between Champions League wins – twenty years – that is incredible.’

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