Reece James is healthy, and according to Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino, he would have played against Burnley if it weren’t for his fine and FA ban.
Reece James hasn’t played for the team since their encounter against Liverpool on the first day of the season. So his return is a huge relief for manager Mauricio Pochettino. Although Marc Cucurella has performed well for Chelsea at the right-back position during the past two games.
Chelsea Manager provides update on Reece James’ injury prior to the match against Burnley
In his news conference prior to the game, Chelsea manager acknowledged that his captain has returned to fitness. Chelsea had taken him off the injured list. Pochettino stated to the media. He said
“I think he was training with the group and he is suspended for tomorrow. I think yes, we are really happy with his recovery and after his injury. He is doing well, hope after the international break he will be available. Sorry, he is available but after he is suspended, he could have the opportunity to be involved.”
The Chelsea manager must also choose whether to recall Nicolas Jackson, who served as the team’s primary striker at the beginning of the season. However, with Armando Broja now available, it is uncertain if Jackson will stick or twist. Pochettino, though, said that the choice had already been decided. He said
“Yes, we took the decision and they know the information and you will fight out tomorrow.”
For the first time this season, Chelsea is attempting to win consecutive league games. They will be up against a Burnley team that is similarly fired up after their first victory since making a comeback.
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