Reece James, Enzo Fernandez – Chelsea injury news and return dates for Nottingham Forest game

Mauricio Pochettino has a few more days at the Cobham training ground before Chelsea return to action. Nottingham Forest welcome the Blues to the City Ground on Saturday afternoon as both sides hope to climb up the Premier League table.

West Londoners will be keen to pick up where they left off at the weekend. Chelsea went five points clear of West Ham on Sunday, leapfrogging Manchester United in the race for Europa League qualification.

As for Nuno Espirito Santo’s side, they enjoyed a 3-1 win over Sheffield United at Bramall Lane on Saturday, with Callum Hudson-Odoi of all players in rich form. So ahead of what could be a goal frenzy, looked at all the latest injury news and updates from Stamford Bridge.

Reece James

James recently returned to first team training after a long spell on the sidelines. The 24-year-old defender has been undergoing rehabilitation for a muscle problem that has kept him out of action for much of the season.

injury: Hamstring.

What Pochettino said: “They’re not available yet. They’re close. Today and yesterday they were doing a partial workout with the team. They’re close, but they’re not available yet.”

Possible return date: Nottingham Forest (A) – Sunday 11 May.

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