Mason Mount faces a stint on the sidelines after picking up an ankle injury.

The Chelsea and England playmaker asked to leave the field just 31 minutes into the triumphant Club World Cup final with the Premier League giants eventually winning it to complete a clean sweep of club trophies.

He left the stadium on crutches and will not undergo scans. Manager Thomas Tuchel said: “Mason told me the ankle was still, painful and didn’t feel good. An opponent fell on his ankle and he hurt his ligaments badly.”

The player has been something of an iron man since becoming a senior team player, only being unavailable for four games since 2019.

However, Mason did struggle with ankle problems earlier in his career. Those four matches he missed earlier this term were due to painful wisdom teeth.

Mount told the Guardian: “You don’t think your teeth are going to stop you from playing football. It did actually really mess me up. It was Newcastle away and I woke up on the day in agony.

“I was in the car back to London and it was the worst journey I’ve ever been on. I wanted to just rip them out myself but it wouldn’t have been the best idea.”