Chelsea fans were handed a big injury boost on Wednesday after young right-back Reece James returned to training after spending months on the sidelines.
Reece James suffered ankle ligaments injury while representing England at the Toulon tournament at the start of the summer and he has to undergo surgery as a result.
The Chelsea defender is back in training but it remains to be seen whether manager Frank Lampard will fast-track his appearance to the first team or delay his Blues debut.
He’s likely to feature for the upcoming game between the Chelsea reserves and their counterparts at Brighton and Hove Albion on Friday so as to step up his recovery from a serious ankle injury.
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Chelsea travel to face Wolves in their next league game this weekend and Reece James is not expected to play a part.
Alongside Reece James, young winger Callum Hudson-Odoi could also make a comeback from injury in the reserve game against Brighton.
Hudson-Odoi is back in training after recovering from a serious Achilles injury sustained in April.
Reece James is seen by many Chelsea fans as the long-term replacement for Cesar Azpilicueta at right-back.
He came through the Chelsea Academy before being sent out on loan to English Championship side Wigan Athletic where he impressed last season.