Chelsea: 3 problems that signing Kai Havertz would bring

Kai Havertz, Chelsea target (Photo by Jörg Schüler/Getty Images)
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Mason Mount, Chelsea (Photo by Chloe Knott – Danehouse/Getty Images) /

2. What about Mason Mount?

One of the most important things to consider when signing any player is the effect it’s going to have on other players in the squad. This season has been one of real progress for Mason Mount, although he has struggled a little with inconsistency.

Frank Lampard has given the young midfielder plenty of time to adapt in the starting XI and there was even a time period at the start of the season where he and Tammy Abraham contributed to pretty much every goal.

The reason why this is relevant is that I find it difficult to fit both Mason Mount and Havertz into the starting XI at the same time. One of them is going to be dropped and, as a hint, I doubt it will be the shiny luxurious new signing with a big price tag.

That said, Mount’s progress will undoubtedly be hindered. Yes, he would still start on the odd occasion and he would almost definitely feature from the bench a lot. However, this is not what he needs if his plans to become a world-beater are to be fulfilled. He needs all the game time possible, rather than picking at scraps.

This is not to mention that the Euros are set to take place in the summer of 2021, so if Mount wants to “mount” (hahaha) a serious bid to Gareth Southgate, then he knows he needs to get as many minutes in as possible.

I’m sure this is something Frank Lampard would have considered since he’s made no secret of his liking for Mount in the past. He is a manager that prides himself on young, homegrown talents so only time will tell.