How Mason Mount is on a mission to change perceptions at Chelsea
It's one of the few mistakes Thomas Tuchel has made in his short but transformative time as Chelsea manager.
One he has quickly rectified.
Just two days into the job as Frank Lampard's midseason replacement, Tuchel picked his first Chelsea lineup for a Premier League game against Wolverhampton in late January and, perhaps understandably, he chose to drop Mason Mount.
New to English soccer, Tuchel chose to side mostly with experience and players he knew — sturdy defenders Antonio Rudiger and Cesar Azpilicueta, a fellow German in Kai Havertz, a 34-year-old striker in Olivier Giroud.