Chelsea suffer major blow as Mason Mount is forced off with a bad ankle ligament injury… as the Blues were crowned Club World Cup champions with an extra time victory over Palmeiras
- Mason Mount was forced to leave the pitch in the 31st minute of the cup final
- The England international has reportedly suffered a bad ankle ligament injury
- Chelsea edged past Brazilian side Palmeiras in the Club World Cup final
Chelsea have suffered a major blow with Mason Mount set to face a lengthy spell on the sidelines after picking up an ankle injury as the Blues won the Club World Cup.
The England midfielder was forced to leave the pitch in the 31st minute and had to be replaced by Christian Pulisic at the Mohammed bin Zayed Stadium.
The 23-year-old did look in serious discomfort during the post-match celebrations, though, and did not want to put any weight on his right leg, hopping around and leaning on another injured Chelsea man, Ben Chilwell.
Chelsea suffer major blow as Mason Mount is set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines through injury
Blues midfielder Mason Mount (right, No 19) limped off in the first half and was replaced by American winger Christian Pulisic
Mount left the stadium on crutches and will now undergo scans once the Blues arrive back in London, according to the Sun Online.
Although Mount did still however enjoy the celebrations on the pitch and in the changing room with his team-mates.
Boss Thomas Tuchel said: ‘Mason told me the ankle was still, painful and didn’t feel good.
‘An opponent fell on his ankle and he hurt his ligaments badly.’
Mount left the stadium on crutches, but not until after celebrating the Blues Club World Cup victory
Chelsea have now completed a clean sweep of club trophies after their 2-1 win over Palmeiras
Chelsea did however win the Club World Cup to complete a clean sweep of club trophies.
Romelu Lukaku headed the Blues into the lead before Raphael Veiga converted a penalty after Thiago Silva was punished for the slightest of handballs.
The Blues were then awarded a penalty in the 117th minute where Kai Havertz stepped up to score the winner and make Chelsea the champions of the world.
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