Chelsea concerned by fresh injury of Reece James

Potter hopes it’s not as bad as it was and Reece James can have a speedy recovery.

Chelsea is dealing with injuries and it hurt their campaign. Graham Potter is now concerned as he is dealing with another injury setback. Reece James has suffered a recurrence of the injury which ruled him out of the World Cup.

English defender looked distraught as he received treatment on the same knee he injured in October. It means the Blues could be without one of their key players for another extended spell.

Potter spoke about the injury: “It’s really too soon, but it’s the same area so we are concerned and we’ll have to see over the next 24-48 hours.”

“He’s not good but we’ll have to wait and see. It’s too early for me to speculate but whenever he comes off like that, it is not positive.

“He felt something there and we will have to find out the extent of it and keep our fingers crossed. He’s disappointed, of course he is. At the moment we are hoping it isn’t as bad.

“He’s been really disappointed to miss the World Cup, of course. It was a huge blow to him. You could see today his quality and what he brings to the team.

“He’s had to deal with the injury and he’s done that well. The plan was to play 60 minutes today so now he’s disappointed, of course.

“We hope it’s not as bad as it was and he can have a speedy recovery.”

“Reece was playing well and him going off probably affects the stadium, the team,” added Potter. “There’s going to be concern, worry, and we wanted to hold onto the win.

“He is a world-class player. You see it from the outside but not till you work with him you see how good he is.

“He could play in any team in the world, and any team would miss him.”

Meanwhile, Chelsea beat Bournemouth in their first game of the Premier League after resumption following the international break. They are standing at 8th place in table.

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