Reece James, Chelsea full-back, has been officially ruled out of the upcoming Premier League match against Newcastle United on Sunday (kick-off at 4:30 pm). The 23-year-old suffered a hamstring injury during Chelsea’s Champions League quarter-final second-leg loss to Real Madrid last month.
Despite initial hopes of Reece James making a return for the final week of the season. It has now been confirmed that he will be unavailable for the match against Newcastle United. James was also absent in the recent game against Manchester United.
Interim boss Frank Lampard revealed that Reece James had attempted to train but experienced some awareness of his injury. Leading him to return indoors. The team hopes that the upcoming scan will reveal no significant damage. On another note, there is a possibility that Mason Mount might miss out on the chance for a farewell appearance at Stamford Bridge due to a pelvic injury.
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Reportedly, the 24-year-old player, who has a contract expiring next summer. Has expressed a desire to join Manchester United during the upcoming transfer window. According to sources, Chelsea has set a valuation of £70 million for the English international.
During a press conference on Thursday, Lampard commented, “When you’ve been part of the club’s academy since the age of eight, like Mason. You truly understand the club’s values. As for the situation, it’s a matter concerning both Mason and the club. I am aware that he is highly in regards within the club. And I know they are making efforts to retain him.”
“I would prefer not to comment on what decisions a player should make. It is unfortunate that we find ourselves in a situation where it appears that it might be happening now.” Stay up to date with the latest Newcastle United headlines by signing up for our free football newsletter. We bring you the latest news and coverage from St James’ Park and beyond.
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