Wrong decision: Gallas believes Chelsea made a mistake by selling this £70m player

Former Chelsea defender, William Gallas has claimed that the Blues did make a mistake by discarding Mason Mount the way they did, although that will not be the case if they decide to let Trevor Chalobah go, says Gallas.

Mount left Chelsea for Man United over the summer after failing to agree terms on a new contract.

The 24-year-old has since struggled to fit in at his new club, where he now mostly operates as a substitute just a few games into the new campaign.

Speaking with Lord Ping recently, Gallas described the 24-year-old’s move to Old Trafford as a mistake, although he understood it happened because he and Chelsea couldn’t find a solution.

The former defender also spoke about Chalobah, who he admitted has failed to prove himself at Chelsea despite getting numerous opportunities to do so.

“In my opinion, Chablobah leaving Chelsea wouldn’t be a mistake,” Gallas said.

“He’s played a lot of games for Chelsea, but he had the chance to cement himself in the starting 11, and I don’t think he gave what the board or manager would have expected. That’s why he’s been in and out of the starting 11.

“Perhaps Chalobah doesn’t have the quality for a club like Chelsea, and the club letting him go would be a completely different context to someone like Mason Mount.

“I think people understand why Mount left, even if his transfer to Man United was a mistake. His performances haven’t been great.

“Mount was a Chelsea boy, but they couldn’t find a solution. It was a mistake.”

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