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Blow for Chelsea: Reece James ruled out vs Southampton

Chelsea are set to be without Reece James for their trip to the St Mary’s this evening.


Reece James has not travelled to Southampton this evening for Chelsea’s clash with the Saints.

The Blues are unwilling to risk the defender and he did not make the trip to St Mary’s.

This comes as a big blow for the visitors as James has been one of their most influential players this season.

Why James will be missing vs Southampton

Nathan Gissing reports that the 22-year-old will miss the match due to illness.

He is therefore likely to make his return on the weekend for the Blues’ clash with West Ham United.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek has featured at right wing-back for Chelsea this season and could take James’ place against Southampton tonight.

Thomas Tuchel’s side are looking for their third win of the season having taken seven points from their first four matches.

H2H: Southampton vs Chelsea


Jamie Brown

Jamie Brown

Writer for 101 Great Goals since 2017. Founder of @Daily_Hotspur.



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