‘He’s back’ – Graham Potter confirms Chelsea star will play against Bournemouth

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Chelsea boss Graham Potter has confirmed Chelsea right-back Reece James is available for selection for the Premier League clash against Bournemouth next week.

The England international missed the World Cup after hurting his knee in the San Siro success in October.

Potter said: “Reece is back in, he’s been training with us. He completed 65 minutes in the week.

“We’re still without Ruben, still without Ben Chilwell, obviously Kante. Mendy has had a couple of days training with us.”

Potter also confirms N’Golo Kante won’t be back for Chelsea until the end of February or the start of March.

Potter added: “He’ll be end of Feb, start of March. It’s a surgery so it’s a minimum period of four months.

“My focus is to help him get back fit as soon as possible, and getting him back on the pitch in the right way, because we haven’t seen him.”