In our look at the latest Chelsea-related news stories from the media, Mason Mount has moved into the top five of the Premier League player power ranking after his strong start to the season, Tammy Abraham is tipped for a recall for England’s upcoming international matches and Arjen Robben refuses to rule out the possibility he may come out of retirement to play again.
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Mount rises in player power ranking
Mason Mount’s excellent start to the season for Chelsea has seen the youngster move into the top five of Sky Sports’ player power ranking for the first time, with team-mate Tammy Abraham just missing out on a spot in the top 10.
Mount netted his second goal for the Blues during an impressive performance in our 3-2 win at Norwich City, which boosted his chance of a call-up for England’s upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers against Bulgaria and Kosovo.
It also saw him move up to fifth in the power ranking, which was topped at the end of last season by Eden Hazard during his final Premier League campaign with the Blues.
The power rankings reflect a player's performance by awarding points for 34 different statistics in each game in which he plays. The current leader is Teemu Pukki, who scored his fifth goal of the season and set up another in Norwich’s loss to Chelsea.
Manchester CIty's Raheem Sterling is in second place and his team-mate Sergio Aguero is fourth with Ashley Barnes between them in third after scoring four goals in Burnley’s first three games of the season.
Abraham is in 11th place, just four ranking points behind West Ham’s Sebastien Haller after scoring his first two goals for the Blues in the victory at Carrow Road.
Hazard became the fourth winner of the award last season after former Blue Mohamed Salah in 2017/18, Alexis Sanchez (2016/17) and Riyad Mahrez (2015/16).
Sutton tips Abraham for England recall
Speaking on BBC Radio 5 Live, former Chelsea striker Chris Sutton said Tammy Abraham deserves to be recalled by England for the upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers after his strong performance at Norwich last weekend.
The 21-year-old played twice for the national team under Gareth Southgate in friendlies against Brazil and Germany two years ago and Sutton feels he would be a good addition to the squad for their home matches against Bulgaria and Kosovo.
‘You talk about England and I think the interesting one is Tammy Abraham. I know it’s early days but I thought he was very good,’ said Sutton of the youngster’s two-goal performance at Carrow Road,’ said Sutton.
‘When you think of England strikers you’d say shoo-in (Marcus) Rashford and (Harry) Kane but then you start to think. Could Abraham push Callum Wilson?
‘Yeah, I think he could. Frank Lampard seems to have great faith in Abraham, getting the nod over (Olivier) Giroud.
‘I was impressed with Abraham at the weekend. It’s a big season for him but the fact that he has Frank’s backing, good mobility and no doubt he took both goals fantastically.’
Robben refuses to rule out possible comeback
The Dutchman, who won Premier League titles with the Blues in 2004/05 and 2005/06, recently announced he would be bringing his 19-year career to a close after an injury-tainted final season at Bayern Munich.
But the 35-year-old opened the door to the possibility he could return to play again during a Dutch radio interview.
'I always say: never say never,' he said to NPO Radio.
‘Maybe in one or two months I'll have a strange feeling that I miss the whole thing too much and will decide I have to go back.
'But of course it doesn't get any easier the longer you're retired. I do not rate the chances (of returning) very highly.'