Date: 15th May 2023 at 12:25pm
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Chelsea avoided defeat for a second consecutive game as they drew 2-2 with Nottingham Forest on Saturday. 

The Blues had lost six games in a row prior to a 3-1 win over Bournemouth last weekend, and they followed that up by holding Forest to a draw at Stamford Bridge.

Taiwo Awoniyi put the visitors ahead in the first half, before Raheem Sterling netted two goals in quick succession after the break to put Chelsea in front.

Striker Awoniyi then scored again, though, to draw the visitors level and earn Steve Copper’s side a vital point in their battle to avoid relegation.

Chelsea have endured a dismal campaign so far, winning just five of their last 26 Premier League matches.

Interim manager Frank Lampard is set to depart the club at the end of the current season, and it appears that former Tottenham Hotspur boss Maurucio Pochettino is set to succeed.

Now, though, it appears that the Argentine has already been dealt a blow before he is even appointed as Chelsea manager.

Mount is expected to leave Chelsea this summer

According to The Sun, Pochettino’s arrival at Stamford Bridge will likely come too late to prevent midfielder Mason Mount from departing the club.

The England international’s current contract is set to expire next summer but talks over an extension have failed to progress and the player could therefore be sold this summer.

It is claimed that Pochettino has made keeping hold of Mount one of his priorities when he arrives at the club, but the former Spurs boss will reportedly ‘need a miracle’ to do so.

Mount, 24, made his senior debut for the Blues in 2019 and has now played 195 times for the club, scoring 33 goals and registering 37 assists across all competitions.

Talks between the player’s representatives and the club have reportedly been ongoing for around ten months, but a breakthrough is yet to be reached.

It is claimed that relations between Mount’s representatives and the club are at an all-time low at present, making it extremely likely that he will depart Stamford Bridge this summer.

Chelsea recently offered the midfielder a one-year extension to his current deal, but the offer was refused straight away with the player’s representatives of the view that it was a ploy to increase his transfer fee.

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