EPL: After defeating Bournemouth 2-0, Chelsea suffers another injury setback

Reece James, a right back for Chelsea, played just 53 minutes after recovering from a knee injury that prevented him from competing in the 2022 World Cup.

The Premier League team is now awaiting a more thorough assessment and diagnosis, anticipating the worst.

In their first game following the World Cup break, the Blues picked up where they left off, winning. But disappointment at their Tuesday 2-0 home win over Bournemouth was dampened by a fresh injury scare for Reece James.

We’ll have to wait and see, but he’s not good.

Graham Potter, the manager, said: “It’s too early for me to speculate, but whenever he comes off like that, it is not positive.”

James indicated to the bench that he needed to leave the game eight minutes into the second half before collapsing in pain. He appeared upset as he was treated on the field at Stamford Bridge, but he eventually left by himself.

On October 11, the 23-year-old injured his knee against AC Milan in the Champions League. He underwent surgery, and his knee appeared to be the source of his pain once more.

Potter replied, “We’ll have to cross our fingers and see in the next day or two.”

James at right-back gave Chelsea, who had lost their previous five league games and were ninth in the standings into Tuesday’s encounter, a new lease on life as they scored twice.

James didn’t waste any time in demonstrating his talent, especially as Chelsea quickly advanced in a convincing performance.