EPL: Lampard provides latest update on Mount ankle injury

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard says he hopes Mason Mount’s ankle injury is a ‘minor’ one. The midfielder sustained the injury against Ajax on Tuesday.

Lampard the replaced Mount with Callum Hudson-Odoi after 60 minutes after taking a knock to his right ankle. Chelsea then went on to fight back and rescue a 4-4 draw having trailed 3-1 at the break.

The England international has scored four times and provided two assists in a superb start to the season. And Lampard hopes the 20-year-old can avoid a lengthy spell on the sidelines.

“They’ve strapped his ankle and hopefully it’s relatively minor,” Lampard told reporters following the game.

Chelsea are in action at home to Crystal Palace on Saturday before the final international break of 2019.

Mount had insisted he is ready for renewed competition for places if Chelsea successfully appeal their Fifa transfer ban and are able to sign players in January.

Speaking on the possibility of Chelsea adding depth to their squad if the ban is lifted, Mount said: “We’ve had to deal with that during our whole time in the academy. You come into a team and there’s players from different countries. You’ve got to work and show how good you are.

“There’s always been that competition within Chelsea. You’ve got to fight or your place. We want to win trophies and be top of the league. We just need to keep working hard and when that time comes we’ll be ready for that.”

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