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Mount disemboweled Tomori after being sent off against Chelsea

Mason Mount admitted he was surprised to miss a penalty for Chelsea in Milan and shocked by Fikayo Tomori’s red card.

Former Blues defender Tomori was sent off after 18 minutes in Chelsea’s 2-0 Champions League win at AC Milan on Tuesday night.

The England centre-back saw red for pulling Mount back in the box and Jorginho converted the penalty.

Mount showed his sympathy for close friend Tomori, with the Chelsea midfielder believing the red card was harsh.

“He’s obviously my mate, I’ve known Fik for a long time and I felt for him in that situation, I was disappointed in him,” Mount told Chelsea’s official club website.

“I don’t think it was a deportation. Was it a penalty? Maybe yes. I’m an honest player and I want to try to score and he pulled me a little bit but I feel for him for that decision. It’s a difficult question.

“I felt him trying to pull me back but I ran towards the goal so I wouldn’t go down and I felt I could still have an opportunity to score.

“So I drove on, didn’t score and then the referee obviously blew up and immediately gave a pin. I was probably a little surprised at the time because I still went through and had a shot.

“It was hard to see him sent off. They still want to play 11v11 and have two good teams, so maybe it ruined the game a bit.

“It was huge for us and obviously we wanted to win the game, which we did, but I still feel very much for Fik.”

Chelsea climbed to the top of Group E with a commanding result against an intimidating San Siro.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored his third goal in as many games for the Blues, who clinched a fourth straight win in all competitions.

New manager Graham Potter continues to push the Stamford Bridge squad with confidence building week by week.

The Blues remain unbeaten under the former Brighton manager, with the home game against RB Salzburg preceding their current fine winning streak.

Mount’s return to form has proved central to the Blues’ strong run, with Potter using the Englishman in a midfield role, more central and slightly deeper than his job in Thomas Tuchel’s system.

The Portsmouth-born star set up Aubameyang’s goal and won the penalty before being withdrawn at half-time after receiving a booking.

“I’m feeling good. I’m enjoying it and we’re playing well and scoring goals, that’s the most important thing,” said Mount.

“Hopefully I get a goal next because it’s coming but I haven’t finished it yet. But I will take the templates and prepare them for my teammates and I am very happy for them today.

“The manager spoke to me about trying to get into the penalty area and also connecting midfield with the strikers and being able to move and be free and get assists and then score goals.

“It’s been happening for me in the last few games and I want more, I want to continue that and hopefully that will happen in the next few games too.”

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