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No injury setback for Chelsea captain Reece James


Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino says that, despite numerous reports to the contrary, there has been no injury setback for captain Reece James and that he “was training good the last few days.”

James has been out since the opening match of the Premier League season with a hamstring injury. With his return further delayed by a one-match ban and then the international break, Pochettino is hopeful his right-back will be fit to play again against Arsenal tomorrow.

Speaking in his pre-match press conference, he said: “We need to assess Reece [James].

“He was training good the last few days. Now we talk with the medical staff and decide if he can be part of the squad tomorrow.”

The Chelsea boss did confirm that Armando Broja is missing the weekend clash after an issue with his knee.

However, Benoit Badiashile could make his return to the side, with Axel Disasi and Nicolas Jackson possibilities too.

“We need to assess Axel Disasi. We need to assess Nico Jackson.

“[Armando] Broja is out because his knee is a little bit irritated – the other knee to the one that was a problem in the past.

“Benoit [Badiashile] can maybe be available.”

Jon Fisher
Jon Fisher
Jon has over 20 years' experience in sports journalism having worked at the Press Association, Goal and Stats Perform, covering three World Cups, an Olympics and numerous other major sporting events.


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