James flies to Qatar to step up recovery after hamstring surgery

Chelsea captain Reece James has stepped up his recovery from hamstring surgery by continuing his rehab in Doha, according to the Daily Mail.

The report claims the right-back has been joined in the Qatar capital by a member of the club's medical staff.

James is hopeful of returning for the club's run-in at the end of the season, but given this is the second time this term that he has been sidelined by a significant hamstring issue, Chelsea are treating the 24-year-old with caution.

James' last appearance was in the 2-0 defeat at Everton on December 10.