An explanation for Reece James missing out for Chelsea vs West Ham has been provided.
Chelsea are set to face off with London rivals West Ham in one of several 2 pm Premier League clashes taking place on Sunday.
Ahead of the game, Chelsea released their matchday squad, which saw Reece James omitted from both the eleven and bench:
An explanation for the defender missing out has since been provided, with it reported that James is injured:
Chelsea vs West Ham
Chelsea head into the West Ham game on the back of a rather embarrassing defeat at the hands of Arsenal.
This was Chelsea’s second Premier League loss in three game weeks and though unlikely, there is now a small danger they could slip out of the top-four if their form does not improve.
The Blues are currently five points behind 5th, but do have a game in hand on both Tottenham and Arsenal.
As for West Ham, their small squad has seemingly cost them a shot at securing Europa League football next term.
The Hammers currently have a serious injury crisis at centre-back and their domestic form is evidence of this. David Moyes’ side have won just two of their last five league games, slipping down to 7th as a result.