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FA Cup: Why Mason Mount captained Chelsea against Sheffield United – Tuchel

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has defined why he made Mason Mount the captain in his aspect’s FA Cup quarter-final tie in opposition to Sheffield United on Sunday.

Mount was named Chelsea’s captain in opposition to Sheffield United regardless of the England worldwide being the fourth-youngest participant within the Blues’ squad.

Nonetheless, Tuchel is now saying that he picked the 22-year-old to put on Chelsea’s captain armband in opposition to Sheffield due to his management qualities.

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“Our captains aren’t on the pitch, clearly, Azpi, Jorginho, Thiago Silva, N’Golo, so Mason was already a captain in one of many FA Cup rounds, so we’ve saved the momentum going for him,” Tuchel informed BBC One previous to kick-off.

“He deserves it, management isn’t a query of age, and he has every thing that you must lead the workforce out right here on this sport.

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“I’m glad for him, and I’m positive he’ll present up.”

In the meantime, Chelsea defeated Sheffield United 2-0 because of Oliver Norwood’s first-half personal aim and a late strike from Hakim Ziyech.

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