Mason Mount started for the fourth Premier League game in a row but the midfielder endured a difficult afternoon at Stamford Bridge as the Blues fell to a 0-1 defeat at home to Bournemouth.
YOU SACRIFICED YOUR BEST PLAYER IN MATEO KOVACIC FOR MASON MOUNT????
ARE YOU SERIOUS FRANK?
PLEASE TELL ME YOU ARE NOT SERIOUS?
— The London Is Calling Podcast: Chelsea FC (@EspoCarlito) December 14, 2019
The 19-year-old, who was preferred to Mateo Kovacic in a central attacking midfield role, failed to make the most of a first half chance when his shot was repelled by Cherries goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale and that proved to be his only shot all afternoon.
Oliver Harbord of Football London gave Mount a lowly rating of three and said that he “couldn’t add anything in the final third of quality”, while Ben Pringle of the Daily Express felt that the teenager.
“was guilty of playing some poor passes”, although he did find a team-mate with 29 of his 34 passes on the day.
These Chelsea fans on Twitter fumed at Lampard for selecting Mount and persisting with him for the full game today, with Kovacic not appearing until the 64th minute:
Do you think Lampard got it wrong by selecting Mount ahead of Kovacic yesterday? Should the Chelsea youngster be dropped after this defeat? Join in the discussion by commenting below!