Chelsea injury news: Reece James gives timeline for return


Reece James of Chelsea (Photo by Visionhaus/Getty Images)

The Pride of London present Chelsea injury news as the Blues’ best player, Reece James, gives a timeline for his much-needed return, yet again.

Having James back wasn’t like a breath of fresh air for Chelsea fans – it was an intoxicating yet pleasant vapour. The fullback’s importance is truly indescribable. He is easily the ultimate rightback around at present, as well as being the most valuable Blue, in my opinion.

Seeing James flying down the right flank again was a marvel; though that beautiful sight was, once more, unfairly and brutally cut short for the athlete and his adoring fans. The England man, who missed the World Cup with the Three Lions due to a knee injury, was sadly withdrawn from CFC’s victory over Bournemouth just after halftime.

Following the match, which Chelsea won 2-0 and were fairly comfortable throughout, Blues head coach Graham Potter provided an update on his crucial asset. Basically Potter believes that James has suffered a reoccurrence of the prior problem; a full assessment and diagnosis is yet to be reported. However, the athlete himself took to social media to detail his understandable disappointment.

In his Instagram post, the 23-year-old states that the hurt is huge, presumably in reference to another absence as opposed to the actual knee. James supposes that this situation is a lesson for him; what he is meant to have learned, he doesn’t know. He says it is a difficult moment for him. Though the wise young professional realises that growth only occurs after trials and tribulations. He is also thankful to his supporters.

We do have potential information on the severity of James’s issue, if a report is in fact genuine. The source, Simon Johnson of the reliable The Athletic, claims that the athlete hopes to make a comeback in under a month. Thankfully the timeline mentioned isn’t as lengthy as it could have been, I suppose.

Chelsea at Nottingham Forest for New Year’s Day

On Sunday, January 1, the west Londoners will look to continue turning a previously terrible succession of results into a great run. The currently lowly Nottingham Forest – 19th in the Premier League after losing to Manchester United on Tuesday – welcome the Stamford Bridge outfit to the City ground. PoL predict a Blues win by a margin of two-three goals.