Reece James breaks his silence when he returns to Chelsea’s training for the upcoming Arsenal match and denies fabricating an injury out of fear of Martinelli. He also asserts his unwavering confidence in taking against Arsenal.
Reece James has finally spoken out amid reports that he pretended to be injured because he was afraid of playing Arsenal. He vehemently denies being intimidated by playing against a “small club” like Arsenal and emphasizes his resolve to rejoin Chelsea’s training sessions in time for the weekend match against Arsenal. Unfortunately, Trevoh Chalobah, Carney Chukwuemeka, and James have all experienced new setbacks, adding to Chelsea’s injury woes.
The Blues will meet London rivals Arsenal at Stamford Bridge in their first Premier League game following the October international break, and these setbacks will present a huge challenge for them. Ben Chilwell, Christopher Nkunku, Romeo Lavia, Wesley Fofana, and Marcus Bettinelli are all still out, and Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino is already grappling with their absence.
The group’s captain, Reece James, had intended to resume full-intensity training after recuperating from a hamstring injury sustained in the team’s debut match against Liverpool in August. Due to a recent setback, he is now a serious question for the forthcoming Arsenal match. The defender is no longer participating in group training sessions and is instead working out by himself. James’ weekend availability is still up in the air, despite his continued optimism that this won’t be a huge setback.
Carney Chukwuemeka, who was rehabilitating from a knee injury sustained in August and was on the bench when Chelsea defeated Burnley 4-1, is also having difficulties. The 19-year-old is currently striving toward full health but is currently dealing with knee pain that raises fears of a probable repeat of his prior ailment.
Chukwuemeka and Trevoh Chalobah, a defender, both had setbacks, according to a statement from Chelsea. The club’s medical team will oversee the continuation of both players’ recuperation after a second evaluation. Chalobah has missed 10 games as a result of a thigh injury since August. Axel Disasi’s quadriceps problem and related worries further complicate the situation.
Following a diagnosis of a dead leg, Cole Palmer, who missed England Under-21’s match against Ukraine due to an injury received in a 9-1 triumph over Serbia, has returned to Cobham for treatment. Despite having wrist surgery, Nicolas Jackson is not anticipated to miss Arsenal’s upcoming match.
Armando Broja was removed from Albanian international duty despite making a nine-month comeback from a knee injury to play three games for Chelsea before the international break.
Chelsea presently holds the 11th spot in the Premier League after winning their last two games. However, as they get ready to play Arsenal and prepare for a difficult season, the growing injury list is a huge worry.