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EPL: Chelsea legend tells Potter best position to play Mason Mount

Chelsea legend, Gus Poyet, believes the best position for the club’s new manager, Graham Potter, to play Mason Mount in the Blues’ squad is close to the strikers or the box.

Poyet identified Mount as one of those players that needed to step up his performances and help Potter turn Chelsea’s form around.

Speaking to Midnite, Poyet said: “Mason, in my opinion, and respect to the coaches, Mount should have a certain position in the team and should play 90% of the time in that position.

“When you have a player like that who plays in different positions, it’s hard for him to play at his best. When Mount plays close to the strikers, close to the box, Chelsea creates an enormous number of chances to score goals, when you play him too wide or deep, he’s a different player. That’s my humble opinion.”

Mount was Chelsea’s top scorer last season but has so far failed to score a goal or register an assist in Chelsea’s opening seven fixtures in all competitions.

The England international is considered one of the top talents at Chelsea and will be key to the west London club’s future success, with a new contract thought to be discussed in the coming weeks for him.


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