Some days are full of good news and some days are full of bad news. Unfortunately for Chelsea, this is one of the latter.
Amongst it all, two new injuries have been noted by reporters with contacts at Cobham. Simon Johnson at the Athletic writes that both Reece James and Trevoh Chalobah have suffered hamstring problems in training this week.
Chalobah has aggravated an issue from earlier in the summer, and faces a month out. This could do serious damage to the club’s chances of selling him this month.
The more worrying news for the first team is that Reece James also has a hamstring injury. The right back has had two seasons in a row ruined by problems, and last season ended early for him after he picked up a similar injury. It’s not yet clear if this is the same problem recurring.
The initial fears that this might be another season ending problem have been squashed a little, but it still sounds like it’s going to be something significant that could mean a month – or perhaps months – out.
The right back was taken off after 75 minutes against Liverpool, but after the game coach Mauricio Pochettino insisted that this was just precautionary.