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.
“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.
“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.