Latest Chelsea injury update as four miss Everton clash with five concerns and Reece James news

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Latest Chelsea injury update as four miss Everton clash with five concerns and Reece James news

Chelsea might regret how quickly the upcoming international break is approaching. However, if we go back two weeks, they would have welcomed it. Currently, the team is experiencing a genuine sense of progress.

Despite skeptics, Graham Potter’s team defeated Leicester on Saturday, marking their third win in a week. Although winning against the bottom five teams does not entirely resolve things, it is still a positive outcome after persevering through a challenging couple of months.

It should be noted that Chelsea achieved their win against Leicester despite missing key players like Thiago Silva and Reece James, who were sidelined due to injury and illness.

Additionally, Mason Mount was unable to play, and Edouard Mendy is still recovering from his injury. At the beginning of the season, it would have been difficult to imagine the team winning matches without these crucial players.

Thiago Silva will not be back until after the international break, but there is a possibility that he may return for at least one game of the Champions League quarter-finals.

While Mendy is back in training, he is still out after fracturing his finger earlier in the season. Along with Armando Broja, who is also absent due to injury, the team is still missing three important players for an extended period of time.

It is more likely that Mason Mount will return to the squad soon. He was suspended for the match against Borussia Dortmund, but he missed the previous win against Leeds due to injury. “Mason’s had a problem with his lower abdomen area, the bone, so he’ll miss the game tomorrow,” Potter said. “We hope it won’t be too long but tomorrow will be too soon.”

Regarding N’Golo Kante, he is nearing a return to the squad, but he is still out of action and is unlikely to play against Everton. He has been out of action since August and has not played for the team since then. “We aiming maybe for Everton. Unfortunately, not for tomorrow,” Potter said on Friday.

N’Golo Kante will not be rushed back to the squad due to the nature of his frequent setbacks for the past two years. The team is taking a cautious approach to his recovery to ensure he is fully fit and ready to play without the risk of further injury.

Cesar Azpilicueta has resumed training, but he has not been included in the squad since he sustained a head injury during the match against Southampton.

There is no information available on how he is progressing in his recovery.

On the other hand, Raheem Sterling, who did not play against the Foxes but played midweek, is expected to be fit and available for selection. “Raheem has a feeling in his hamstring, more tight than anything, so he’s a doubt,” explained Potter.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang missed another week of play due to a minor back problem.

Potter confirmed that Aubameyang will not be available for the upcoming game against Everton. Seven players are already ruled out or are major concerns for the match.

In addition, there are doubts about the fitness of Aubameyang, Sterling, James, and Mount. The team is facing injury concerns ahead of the game.

Latest Chelsea injury update as four miss Everton clash with five concerns and Reece James news

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