Graham Potter gives injury update on Chelsea squad ahead of resumption of the Premier League

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Chelsea boss Graham Potter has given an injury update on the squad ahead of the resumption of the Premier League later this month.

Reece James and Wesley Fofana have both been out of action since October due to knee injuries and Potter has confirmed they are close to returning to full training.

“Reece is not quite fully training but he’s integrating into training along with Wesley,” Potter said.

“Wesley is a little bit further behind but not too far.”

Chelsea left-back Ben Chilwell tore his hamstring in a victory over Dinamo Zagreb in November and is still not yet ready to return to first-team training despite some progress.

“Ben has come back from his individual work in Dubai and he’s now working closer with the guys but still not team training,” Potter added.

Potter also revealed that Kepa Arrizabalaga and Ruben Loftus-Cheek are both making progress from their respective ailments.

“Kepa is not quite with the team yet but has stepped up his rehab,” Potter added.

“Ruben is doing some work in the gym so we’re hopeful that he can be involved next week but we’ll see how he goes.

“There are lots of players at different levels and that’s the challenge but we’re making progress so that’s the positive.”