Chelsea right-back Reece James and winger Callum Hudson-Odoi will be back in full training after the international break, according to the latest reports.
Both players have been sidelined for a number of months and fans on Twitter are keenly anticipating the return of the duo:
— BLUE? (@cruiz_7) 5 September 2019
— Mohammed Issaka (@mohammedessakan) 5 September 2019
Hopefully by the Liverpool game. Need them both
— ChelseaBlueArmy (@theabdulhakiim) 5 September 2019
— Origins ?? (@OriginssUK) 5 September 2019
— TA9 (@DaSeblue) 5 September 2019
Hope they stay fit once they are back
— Cyril Muluh (@cyrilmuluh) 5 September 2019
cant wait to see james take his place
— BLUE? (@RJamesSZN) 5 September 2019
But at this point Chelsea needs them to be fit asap.. So now the question is How soon are close to full fitness?
— #BBNAIJA2019 (@MisterFreebiez) 5 September 2019
I can see James being on the bench first, much to the annoyance of fans & starting in the League Cup & then maybe against Brighton.
Dave will start against Valencia, Wolves & Liverpool.
Frank won't want to rush him in after the injury & risk setting him back.
— Jon Winstone (@winstone78) 5 September 2019
James has been sidelined since the beginning of the campaign after he needed surgery on damaged ankle ligaments. Hudson-Odoi, meanwhile, has been out since April after injuring his Achilles in the 2-2 draw against Burnley.
While both will be back in training very shortly, it is not likely that either will start against Wolves on Saturday week. Hudson-Odoi has been on the sidelines for four and a half months and will probably be given a run out for the Under 23s before a first-team return.
James has been out for a shorter period so he could be back in first team contention before the end of the month, and we may see him feature in the Carabao Cup third-round tie against Grimsby or Macclesfield.