Chelsea receive massive James and colwill boost


Chelsea have received a boost after Reece James and Levi Colwill returned to 'partial team training', while Cole Palmer is back from illness.

Right-back and Blues captain James has been out for four months with a hamstring problem, while Levi Colwill has been sidelined for nearly eight weeks with a toe issue. Moreover, Cole Palmer missed Chelsea's 5-0 loss to Arsenal due to illness and Christopher Nkunku, who has missed much of the season due to injury, suffered a hamstring setback in February and hasn't played since. However, training photos show all four are back on the grass

While the below photos just show Blues duo James and Colwill training, photos on social media show Nkunku and Palmer on the grass as well.

Chelsea have had a hefty list of injuries this season and skipper James has been one of the most notable absentees. The England international has made just nine appearances in all competitions this season, the last of which was in early December. If all four players are back playing soon, that is a big boost for the Blues.

While Chelsea fans eagerly await what manager Mauricio Pochettino has to say on the aforementioned players' return dates, the Blues are away to Champions League-chasing Aston Villa on Saturday night at Villa Park. They will hope at least Palmer is back for that clash.