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James posts positive update on Instagram and hints at return to Chelsea team

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Chelsea captain Reece James has kept fans posted with his journey to recovery with a positive update on his Instagram.

The right-back has made just one appearance for the Blues this season as a result of a hamstring injury.


James has played just 76 minutes for Chelsea this seasonCredit: Getty
A return from injury could be on the cards soon though


A return from injury could be on the cards soon thoughCredit: @reecejames Instagram

It was sustained after their 1-1 draw against Liverpool on the opening weekend of the Premier League campaign.

January signing Malo Gusto has been playing in his absence and done so to a solid standard during his first full season.

James was named club captain during the summer, but Ben Chilwell and Conor Gallagher have taken the armband whilst he recovers.

Chelsea have struggled with numerous injuries in recent weeks, however James could be set for a return to the side very soon.

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Taking to his Instagram story, he posted a picture of him on the exercise bike as he looks to get back on the pitch very soon.

In another post ahead of their clash against Aston Villa, he said: “Happy Sunday p.s I’ll be back real soon.”

James has struggled with fitness since making his breakthrough into the Chelsea first-team in 2019.

He missed 20 games during the 2021/22 campaign and a further 25 last season, with knee and hamstring injuries blighting his game time.

Fans will be delighted to see James back in the side


Fans will be delighted to see James back in the sideCredit: @reecejames Instagram
He was in attendance for Chelsea's game against Villa


He was in attendance for Chelsea’s game against Villa

The 23-year-old has not been the only notable absence from the Blues this season though as they are yet to have a fully fit squad.

Wesley Fofana is sidelined for a number of months due to an ACL injury and summer signing Christopher Nkunku is out of action with his own knee knock.

Fellow new arrival Romeo Lavia is yet to play for the club and is currently recovering from an ankle injury.

However, Blues fans have been offered some positive news as Armando Broja made his return to the side by being named on the bench for the visit of Villa on Sunday.

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