Tuchel sends ‘strong warning’ to Mason Mount after winning man of the match against Tottenham
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has sent a warning to Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount despite his man of the match performance in the 1-0 victory over Tottenham on Thursday night.
Mount was benched for Tuchel’s first game in charge against Wolves but has forced his way into the starting line-up in the games against Burnley and Tottenham.
Despite being impressed with Mount’s performances for the Blues, Tuchel has warned the Chelsea academy graduate that he isn’t a guaranteed starter.
According to Tuchel, no Chelsea player is a guaranteed starter.
Tuchel said: “There is no doubting he is a team player and the potential he has.
“We didn’t choose him for the first game because we opted for a slightly different profile on the two No10 positions.
“But when he came in he showed what a big influence he can have also from the bench, and from here there are no guarantees for anybody. Not even for Mason right now.
“It’s easy with him because he leaves his heart on the pitch but everybody else does the same thing.
“It’s a team effort and Mason is the first to agree with this and this is what we need.
“Is there room to improve? Yes. Is there a lot of room to improve? Yes also and there are no gifts. “He has to earn his place at every training session and in every match.
“He is a super-nice guy and it’s totally clear. He knows this, he is a competitor and it’s why we will keep pushing him like we do the others.”