Date: 12th February 2023 at 12:11pm
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Chelsea’s dismal run of form continued on Saturday as they were held to a 1-1 draw by West Ham United at The London Stadium. 

The Blues went ahead through loanee Joao Felix but were pegged back by former left-back Emerson Palmieri shortly before half-time.

Neither side could find a winner and Graham Potter’s side have now won just three of their last 18 games across all competitions.

At present, they occupy ninth place in the Premier League table, with ten points between them and the top four.

In the midst of their poor run of form, The Blues could soon be handed a further blow as one of their biggest names is believed to be intent on leaving the club.

As reported by The Telegraph, some members of staff at Stamford Bridge are ‘resigned’ to the fact that Mason Mount intends to leave the club.

It is claimed that the England international has still shown no signs of wanting to sign a contract extension, potentially putting the club in a tricky situation this summer.

The 24-year-old’s current deal is due to expire at the end of next season, and Chelsea will face a dilemma as to what to do with the midfielder this summer if they fail to find a breakthrough.

Mount has so far refused to sign a new deal with Chelsea

Mount, who graduated from the club’s youth setup under Frank Lampard, has been one of Chelsea’s most important players since his debut in 2019 but he has struggled this term.

So far this season, the Englishman has scored just three goals in 29 games across all competitions, also failing to provide a single assist.

The midfielder was dropped to the bench for the draw against The Hammers, with Joao Felix taking his place.

When owner Todd Boehly took charge of the club, he is alleged to have prioritised tying Mount and Reece James down to new long-term contracts.

Right-back James penned a new deal towards the end of last year, but Mount is yet to commit his future to the club and some at Stamford Bridge are allegedly concerned that the player isn’t ready to sign up to the project that Boehly and Potter are panning.

16 new players have joined the club permanently since Boehly took charge, which could threaten to decrease Mount’s playing time.

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