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Graham Potter speaks out on Reece James injury amid World Cup fears

Graham Potter spoke to the media on Friday ahead of Chelsea’s next outing.


Chelsea face off with Aston Villa in a Premier League clash on Sunday afternoon.

Ahead of the game, Potter discussed a number of topics in his presser, including team news.

Reports emerged on Friday that Reece James could miss the 2022 World Cup due to injury.

However, Potter gave little away with his comments regarding length of time out: “He’s due to see a specialist over the weekend. Until we get that, there’s not too much I can add. It would be speculation on my perspective. Let’s wait and see.

“He felt not too bad yesterday but until you get these things checked, you never know.”

Potter also provided updates on N’Golo Kante and Wesley Fofana: “He [Kante] is due to see a consultant at the weekend. It’s a setback and it’s not good news. But at this stage, I can’t give you anything more.

“He [Fofana] is progressing where he was. I don’t think we’ll see him before the World Cup.”

Aston Villa vs Chelsea

Chelsea look set to continue their fine run of form under Graham Potter by beating Aston Villa.

Chelsea have won their last three league matches and as a result, are up to 4th in the Premier League.

The Blues also recently did the double over AC Milan in the Champions League, likely securing their spot in the Round of 16.

As for Aston Villa, they are down in 16th place in the Premier League and have won just one in five.

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Josh Barker

Josh Barker

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