Chelsea fans angry with Thomas Tuchel as new boss drops Mason Mount vs Wolves

Chelsea fans angry with Thomas Tuchel as new boss drops Mason Mount vs Wolves

Thomas Tuchel has already divided opinion amongst Chelsea supporters – by dropping Mason Mount for his first match at the helm. The German takes charge of his first Chelsea game tonight when Wolves visit Stamford Bridge and Tuchel has wasted no time in shaking things up.

The sacked Paris Saint-Germain boss has made plenty of controversial changes to his starting XI after taking charge of just one training session at Cobham yesterday.

Tuchel jetted to London hastily from Paris to ensure he was in the dugout for tonight’s clash with Nuno Espirito Santo’s underperforming side.

And it’s safe to say the exclusion of Chelsea favourite Mount, has not gone down well on social media.

One fan wrote on Twitter: “Mason Mount has been one of Chelsea’s best player this season. Shocked that he’s been left out of the starting 11. Should be the first name on the team-sheet. #CFC”

While another responded: “Mount has been our best player this season and by a considerable distance.”

A third tweeted: “Mount dropped is a joke.”

“Best player left out, Rudiger in the team, Odoi RWB. Already doubting Tuchel,” said another.

Another posted: “So our best player this season has been left out, absolute joke.”

Timo Werner is on the bench but Antonio Rudiger and Kai Havertz start for the Blues.

Callum Hudson-Odoi also features from the outset in a surprise wing-back role.

It cannot be ruled out that Tuchel has decided now is the right time to rest Mount, who has played the last 10 matches.

The 22-year-old has admitted it’s been a tough week for everyone involved at the club, following the sacking of Lampard.

“It’s a tough time for the club,” said Mount.

“I’ve been here for a very long time and seen managers depart from afar while being in the Academy but when you’re in the first team building and it happens, it’s a different feeling.

“It’s something us younger players haven’t really experienced before but we speak to the likes of Azpi [Cesar Azpilicueta] and Petr Cech, who have been through it, and try to get any bit of experience from them on how to deal with it.”

Mount also paid tribute to the impact Lampard has had on his development, having also worked with his former boss at Derby.

“He’s been very important to me,” Mount continued.

“He brought me to Derby, gave me the playing time and I learnt so much under him there before coming back to Chelsea and continuing my learning.

“I have nothing but praise and gratitude for everything he’s given me as a player on and off the pitch. I’ve definitely grown as a player as well so he obviously means a lot to me.”

This Story First Appeared At The Express

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