Leath James is finally back at Chelsea.
“Chelsea could soon welcome back Reece James, Benoit Badiajcil and Trevor Chalobah,” the Evening Standard reported on Wednesday.
If all goes well, all three defenders could make their return against Arsenal after the international break.
Chelsea have one of the best English fullback duos in the league in Leigh James and Ben Chilwell. In fact, when they play together, they make a huge difference and often win games for Chelsea. However, the duo has been plagued by injuries, and lots of them, much to the frustration of fans.
The right fullback, Reece James, has what is known as a glass body, which is even worse than Chilwell. Injuries have been plaguing him since the 2020/21 season, with knee and hamstring injuries sidelining him more frequently in recent years. In December of the 2021/22 season, he was sidelined for 49 days with a hamstring injury, missing 11 games. This was followed by a string of injuries within a short period of time.
In the program notes for the game against Aston Villa, James reported that he is making good progress in his recovery. James has had a frustrating time with injuries in recent seasons, and he also emphasized his desire to stay healthy for the rest of the season. That’s why patience is so important.
“I had a tough couple weeks after I got injured after the first game. My job is to play soccer and I want to help the team, but I can’t do that right now, so my job now is to get healthy as quickly and safely as possible.”
“I can’t wait to get back, but it’s also important to make sure it’s the right moment so that when I do come back I’m in a position to continue the season without any problems. I’m closer to coming back now. I’ve been on the pitch for the last couple of weeks and I’m working hard to get back now. I’m trying to put my injury problems behind me and help the team as much as possible.”
Even better news is the return of the center backs. Chelsea are currently without Ben Chilwell and Didier Drogba, making left fullback and center back urgent needs. Even Malo Gusto has been sent off, leaving Cucurella looking at right-back.
If James, Chalobah, and Vardyasil return, we could see James again at right-back and Kukurela at left-back. It also leaves only Thiago Silva and Levi Colwill at 메이저토토사이트 center back, allowing Silva to stay fit.
Chelsea’s derby against Arsenal, the most important gateway to a top-four finish, is scheduled for Oct. 22 at 1:30 a.m. ET at Stamford Bridge in London, England.