Chelsea won’t be repeating Mason Mount ‘mistake’ by axeing out of favour star

The England star's move hasn't worked out.

Chelsea won’t be repeating Mason Mount ‘mistake’ by axeing out of favour star
Mason Mount has endured a difficult start to his Manchester United career
Mason Mount has endured a difficult start to his Manchester United career (Picture: Getty)

William Gallas believes Chelsea made a mistake in axing Mason Mount but insists they won’t be repeating the error if they discard Trevoh Chalobah in January.

The England international left his boyhood club in the summer following a bitter contract wrangle that saw him join Manchester United in a £60million deal.

Mount has struggled to settle at Old Trafford, however, and has failed to win back his place in Erik ten Hag’s starting XI after recovering from injury.

Chalobah, who is currently working his way back from injury, appears to have fallen down Mauricio Pochettino’s pecking order with summer signing Axel Disasi a regular alongside the experienced Thiago Silva.

With Benoit Badiashile and Wesley Fofana also options for Pochettino, Chalobah faces a fight to salvage his Chelsea career but Gallas believes the youngster hasn’t shown enough to prove he has a long-term future at Stamford Bridge.

‘In my opinion, Chablobah leaving Chelsea wouldn’t be a mistake,’ Gallas told Lord Ping.

‘He’s played a lot of games for Chelsea, but he had the chance to cement himself in the starting 11, and I don’t think he gave what the board or manager would have expected. That’s why he’s been in and out of the starting 11.

‘Perhaps Chalobah doesn’t have the quality for a club like Chelsea, and the club letting him go would be a completely different context to someone like Mason Mount.

‘I think people understand why Mount left, even if his transfer to Man United was a mistake. His performances haven’t been great.

‘Mount was a Chelsea boy, but they couldn’t find a solution. It was a mistake.’

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