Chelsea dealt Reece James injury blow vs Man City
Reece James’ 2021/22
Reece James had a fantastic start to the 2021/22 campaign with Chelsea.
The right-back would start vs Arsenal and put on a starring display from the right-wing-back spot.
James scored one and assisted one as Chelsea picked up a 2-0 win over the Gunners:
“#CFC are toying with Arsenal!” 🪀
Chelsea double their lead as Reece James finds himself in acres of space in the #AFC penalty area! 🎯 pic.twitter.com/R8pn8rHV24
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) August 22, 2021
However, the following game did not go as well for James. He would provide the assist for the Blues as they took the lead vs fellow Premier League title rivals, Liverpool.
But the Englishman would then be shown a red card after handling the ball in his own box. Liverpool scored the ensuing spot-kick and Chelsea were forced to settle for a point vs the Reds.
Reece James injured vs Man City
And after being left on the bench vs Tottenham last weekend, Reece James would return to the starting line-up for Chelsea on Saturday vs Manchester City.
James would once again be deployed from the right-wing-back spot and had a solid start to the game.
However, the Englishman had to be withdrawn shortly before the half-hour mark as a result of a challenge from Jack Grealish earlier in the game:
Reversal from the #UCL final as Thiago Silva is introduced due to an injury on this occasion.
Reece James unable to continue after being caught by Jack Grealish earlier in the game.
— Adam Newson (@AdamNewson) September 25, 2021
With a big Champions League tie vs Juventus coming up on Wednesday, Chelsea fans are no doubt hopeful James’ issue isn’t too serious.
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