Chelsea star no longer an automatic starter. He knows he has to perform at top level to keep his place

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According to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, Chelsea star Mason Mount knows he’s no longer an automatic starter at the club following the investment made in the squad.

Mount’s current contract expires at the end of next season and Romano has confirmed negotiations are still on between Mount and Chelsea.

“A lot has been said about Mason Mount’s future again, particular his role in the team now that Chelsea have spent big money on the likes of Enzo Fernandez and Mykhaylo Mudryk,” Romano told CaughtOffside.

“I’m told negotiations are still ongoing between Chelsea and Mount, so let’s see how the conversation will go in the next weeks and months.

“I think it would be fair to say that automatic starters don’t exist when the competition is that high, he knows he has to perform at top level to keep his place, but nothing has changed.”