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Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has named Mason Mount as the player his team missing during Wednesday night’s 2-0 Champions League round of 16 second-leg win over Atletico Madrid.
Tuchel acknowledged that Chelsea lacked the England international’s work-rate and strength against Atletico Madrid.
Mount was suspended for Chelsea’s match against Atletico Madrid.
Hakim Ziyech and Emerson Palmeri scored for Chelsea against Atletico Madrid at Stamford Bridge.
Tuchel’s team progressed to the last eight with a 3-0 aggregate win, having won the first leg 1-0.
Tuchel responded after the game, saying, “We missed Mason Mount, and we tried to replace his work-rate and strength with Hakim because we knew we faced a midfield of three with a lot of consistency.”
“Maybe he suffers a bit to adapt to our style because he loves to play creative, and he needs to adapt to the structure, but he gives a very reliable work-rate for the team.”
Mount will now hope to return to action for Chelsea when they face Sheffield United this weekend in the FA Cup quarter-final.