Tuchel was at pains to point out his selection against Wolves might well be the most unfair of his Chelsea reign considering he had only had a single training session to work with his new players.
Omitting Mount, a starter in all but two league fixtures up to that point and arguably our most in-form player, was always likely to raise eyebrows, but Tuchel was insistent he simply chose experience during a difficult time. He is now excited to help the 22-year-old continue to flourish.
‘I like what I have seen from Mason so far, his personality is amazing, he is such a nice guy, such a competitive guy, with such a lot of talent,’ the German said at his press conference today.
‘Most importantly, every game I have watched so far he has left his heart on the pitch, he cares for Chelsea 100 per cent, he gives 100 per cent every time he plays, and this is the best basis for big development.
‘I’m very happy to have him around and I will not stop pushing him, I will not stop guiding him and I will not stop trusting him. There is nothing to worry about.