Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount has sent a supportive message to Blues teammate Reece James after Sunday’s 2-0 win over Aston Villa.
He had to wait, but the 23-year-old scored his first goals of the season when Chelsea really needed it.
Mount grabbed an early lead for Chelsea at Villa Park following Tyrone Mings’ poor clearance and sealed the win with a clever free kick in the second half.
It was obvious that Mount dedicated his second goal to James, who is expected to be out for eight weeks due to a knee ligament injury, as he held up the defender’s shirt number during the celebration.
Mount later sent his club and England teammate another message on social media.
“For you, brother @reecejames,” Mount wrote on an Instagram story after the game.
In his post-match press conference, Blues manager Graham Potter also provided an update on James’ injury situation.
“He will be in a brace for four weeks,” the manager said about James (via Football London).
“That’s all I know the next four weeks look like for him and that has implications in terms of what he needs to do to get fit from there.
“But our job is just to help him in the short term now and get him back.”
James himself seems to have not given up on his chances to take part in the upcoming World Cup.
“The race against time is on… But we won’t give up,” the England international wrote on Twitter on Sunday.