Mason Mount could start World Cup quarter final after his friend’s illness

England are through to the World Cup quarter finals after a convincing win over Senegal.

Both Chelsea men in the starting team were dropped for that game, and now both look to have a struggle on their hands to get back into the side.

Raheem Sterling has gone back to England to deal with a break in at his home, and after that traumatic experience plus missing training, he’s got to be a doubt for the game against France.

Mason Mount has a better chance, especially after today’s news that Declan Rice is out with illness. If the West Ham man can’t make it back for Saturday night’s game, we could see Jordan Henderson drop into his role, with Mount playing the more attacking role that Henderson did against Senegal.

Equally Kalvin Philips could step in as a natural Rice replacement, meaning Mount would stay on the bench and look to make an impact as a sub.