Chelsea Star Mason Mount "Is Not Certain To Go To Euro 2020" With England
Mason Mount is at risk of losing his place in England's Euro 2020 squad if he falls out of first team contention at Chelsea - something Paul Merson thinks could happen.
Mount has become a reliable player for Gareth Southgate and Frank Lampard respectively over the last year.
The 21-year-old scored for England against Iceland on Wednesday and has started regularly for the Blues this season, despite their huge summer signings.
Sky Sports pundit Merson told the Daily Star that Mount and Manchester City youngster Phil Foden, who scored two in Wednesday's 4-0 win, aren't securely on the plane yet.
"Phil Foden did brilliantly for England but he won't play at the Euros if he isn't getting in the Manchester City team," the former Arsenal man begun.
"Unless he starts getting in the City team on a regular basis, I don't see how he even goes to the Euros to be honest - and it has to happen soon or he is going to miss the boat.
"If you're not playing regularly for your club, you shouldn't be in the England squad. That's how it always used to be and that's how it should be now too.
"You have to play three at the back because we're not good enough defensively otherwise, and that takes away one of your attacking players.
"Southgate obviously loves Mount as well. But he's not certain to go to the Euros either. If you lose your place at Chelsea, you're not guaranteed to get it back.
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"And that could easily happen with the amount of talent they have this season. So both of them still have it all to do."
Chelsea signed German youngster Kai Havertz in the summer as well as Hakim Ziyech. But the competition is fierce at international level as well.
Jack Grealish has begun to establish himself in the Three Lions squad and teenage forward Mason Greenwood will force his way back into contention.
But it was Foden who stole all the headlines with his brace in the week and he was even compared to Paul Scholes.
Speaking on ITV, Manchester United legend Roy Keane said: "Two excellent goals. I loved his first goal, we're talking about making runs in the box, right at the end a bit like what Paul Scholes used to do.
"Sometimes it's about standing still and that's football intelligence and, again, he's 20 years of age. It was an excellent performance.
"He's made a mistake a couple of months ago, but he'll be delighted with that. He's a great prospect."
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