Chelsea have been handed a lift after scans revealed Mason Mount’s ankle harm shouldn’t be as unhealthy as first feared.
Mount limped off after 16 minutes of Chelsea’s conflict with Valencia after being on the receiving finish of a heavy sort out from Francis Coquelin.
Chelsea’s evening obtained worse as Ross Barkley missed a late penalty and Rodrigo’s objective secured all three factors for the guests of their Champions League group sport opener.
Mount is an integral performer in Frank Lampard’s facet and the Athletic declare the 20-year-old has obtained optimistic information about his harm.
A scan carried out on Mount’s ankle on Wednesday morning confirmed there was no ligament damage sustained.
The Englishman can have one other scan later this week as soon as the swelling utterly subsides.
Mount is about to miss Chelsea’s weekend Premier League conflict with league leaders Liverpool, however will solely be sidelined for a brief interval.
After their sport towards Liverpool on Sunday, Chelsea welcome Grimsby Town to Stamford Bridge within the Carabao Cup.
Chelsea shut out September with a league match towards Brighton & Hove Albion.