Tuchel Reassures Mount And Gilmour Of Chelsea Starting XI

Mason Mount was left out of the starting eleven despite being one of Chelsea’s most consistent performers this season with Billy Gilmour missing as well.

And Thomas Tuchel has now explain his reason for the omissions from his first Blues starting line-up.

The German insisted “there is nothing to worry about” for either player.

“I wanted to take the weight off their shoulders,” he said ahead of the match with Burnley this weekend.

“I wanted to give the responsibility in this special moment to a bit more experienced players and have them on hand.

“There is nothing to worry about, I like what I see from Mason so far. Such a nice and competitive guy.

“Every game I have seen so far, Mason cares for Chelsea, 100 per cent.

“This is the best basis for a big development. I am very happy to have him around, I will not stop pushing him and guiding him.

“For Billy, I have a good impression. He is a very strategic guy, very high level of game understanding, good in the first contact, clever positioning.

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“We will see if he has the physical level. But he is super quick with his feet.”

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