Chelsea were handed a major boost ahead of their Premier League clash with Liverpool after a scan of Mason Mount’s ankle revealed no ligament damage.
The England midfielder suffered a nasty blow during the 1-0 defeat to Valencia in the Champions League on Tuesday night, sparking fears of a lengthy lay-off.
Francis Conquelin’s heavy challenge ended Mount’s debut in Europe after just 16 minutes, but reports suggest the injury is not as bad as first feared.
According to The Sun, the 20-year-old underwent a scan on Wednesday morning, which revealed he only suffered a sprained ankle.
Mount’s absence against Valencia showed his importance to the Blues, who lacked a creative spark without him.
The Blues reportedly maintain hopes that he will be fit for the visit of Liverpool to Stamford Bridge on Sunday, which seemed very unlikely when he limped off on Tuesday night.
It is understood Mount will undergo another scan in the coming days once the swelling on his ankle has gone down.
He has already netted three times in the Premier League this season, with all-but of Chelsea’s 11 goals coming from either him or Tammy Abraham.