Chelsea captain Reece James is almost ready to join the Blues in action.
The Englishman who suffered a hamstring injury has been absent from the squad since Chelsea’s opening game of the season against Liverpool.
However James has given positive updates on his injury. He said: “It’s been tough few weeks for me since suffering an injury after the first game.
“My job is to play football and I want to be able to help the team, but can’t do that at the moment, so right now my job is to get fit as quickly and as safely as possible.
“I want to get back out there soon, but it’s also important to make sure that it’s the right moment, so that when I do come back, I’m in a position to continue the season without any problems later on.
“I’m another stage closer to returning now I’ve been on the grass for the last couple of weeks and I’m working hard right now to come back, put my injury problems to bed and help the team as much as I can.”