Chelsea’s preparations for his or her upcoming assembly with Brentford have been strengthened by the return of each Reece James and N’Golo Kante to coaching.
James suffered an ankle damage to Manchester City earlier than the break and needed to withdraw from England’s squad, whereas Kante was pressured to isolate himself after testing constructive for COVID-19 and never enjoying for the reason that identical City recreation.
Kante returned to coaching earlier this week and Chelsea have now confirmed that he has been joined by James, who’s from the swimming pool and works again with the remainder of his teammates who haven’t traveled for worldwide service.
With 4 days left till the assembly with Brentford on October 16, coach Thomas Tuchel hopes to have the ability to accumulate each gamers’ health in time for them to perform in a sure capability, maybe from the start.
However, the boss nonetheless has a handful of considerations forward of the match, particularly involving Christian Pulisic, Antonio Rudiger and Romelu Lukaku.
Pulisic has not been seen in Chelsea Blue for the reason that season’s opening week, after which a mix of COVID-19 and an ankle damage has ravaged his marketing campaign.
There is a cautious optimism that Pulisic could quickly be again in Chelsea coaching, however membership officers will wish to do their very own assessments on Rudiger, who missed Germany’s 4-0 win over northern Macedonia on Monday because of a again damage.
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Rudiger’s query just isn’t thought of very severe, and the identical is hoped for the muscle downside that induced Lukaku to be launched early from Belgium.
Chelsea will return from the worldwide break and are fairly at the highest of the Premier League, after dealing with an uneven kind and popping out with an emphatic 3-1 victory over Southampton.