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Chelsea receive injury boost with Mason Mount eyeing Liverpool game

Chelsea have apparently received a boost regarding the injury to Mason Mount, with the playmaker now eyeing a return as early as this weekend.

After his impressive start to life in the Premier League under Frank Lampard, the recently capped England international looked set for a spell on the sidelines after picking up what looked like a nasty ankle injury.

The 20-year-old was clattered into by former Arsenal midfielder Francis Coquelin during Tuesday night’s Champions League defeat to Valencia, forcing him to be replaced after just 15 minutes.

Chelsea had originally feared that the Portsmouth-born youngster could face a lengthy spell on the sidelines, but according to the Mirror, scans have now revealed that there was no ligament damage sustained in the tackle, and the injury was in fact just a sprain.

The report claims that Mount is now ‘determined to be fit’ for Sunday’s mouthwatering Premier League tie against table-toppers, Liverpool, who have started the campaign with five wins out of five, already opening-up a five-point lead on Man City and a seven-point gap to Chelsea.

Mount has enjoyed an impressive start to the season, scoring three goals in his five appearances in the top-flight, establishing himself as a key member of Frank Lampard’s squad, having worked under the former midfielder on-loan at Derby County last season

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