Reece James is on course to return to Chelsea’s first team squad early enough to Assist our charge to secure the FIFA Club World Cup. He apparently remained at Cobham throughout the winter break to work on his fitness.
The England wing-back has been sidelined for weeks owing to a hamstring damage admist Chelsea’s 1-1 draw at home to Brighton & Hove Albion on December 2nd
Thomas Tuchel alteration to a back-four is as a result of the vacuum the 22-year old left at right wing-back in his absence.
There is a feeling of great anticipation around cobham environment that Reece James might make an early return probably early February.
As per the Athletic, James is on going his fitness return tenaciously at the training complex at cobham during the winter break in the absence of his colleagues who are off to their respective holiday base.
He is scheduled to assemble with the first-team training session in two weeks, which implies that the wingback is in contention for our next Premier League action on 19 February against Crystal Palace. Also, the Champions League knockouts return with a last-16 tie at home to Lille few days later.
Thomas Tuchel’s side are more energetic, high-pressing and effective with Reece on lineup in a more regimented wing-back role, with his dribbling and crossing ability, maintaining extremely high attacking output. He became a more aggressive defender too, with a substantial improvement in quality.
The Cobham graduate strength and stability at defense line was temporarily mislaid, erasing the steady clean sheets run and disposing the London side of a rapacious attacking fluidity especially on the wings.
Chelsea are still in contention for major trophies this season , and the England Full back is imperative for our achievement.