Chelsea fans left fearful of confirmed Reece James injury - The Chelsea Chronicle

Chelsea fans left fearful of confirmed Reece James injury

Reece James has withdrawn from England’s Under-21s squad due to an injury – and some Chelsea fans on twitter have been left extremely frustrated and are fearing the worse.

The Blues have confirmed on their official website that an “injury” has seen the 19-year-old pull out of international duty with the Young Lions.

Meanwhile, Chelsea loanee Trevoh Chalobah has also pulled out of Aidy Boothroyd’s England Under-21s squad as a “precaution”.

James has been drafted into the first-team squad at Stamford Bridge this season by Frank Lampard and is being tipped to play an important senior role.

But the right-back missed the start of the campaign through an ankle injury and has only just returned to action int he past month.

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The attack-minded full-back impressed on his senior Blues debut with a goal and assist in a cup win over Grimsby Town, while also starting in a Champions League group stage victory away to Lille.

It’s unclear on the severity of the injury that has seen James depart the England squad and Chelsea can only hope that it’s a precaution.

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A selection of Chelsea supporters on social media have vented their frustration that the defender was even allowed to go away on international duty and feel he needed time to rest following his return to full fitness from an ankle problem.

There is likely to be an update soon on the extent of the right-back’s injury and it would be a huge shame if it disrupts him after the international break.

He’s in the perfect position to battle captain Cesar Azpilicueta for a starting position and there is a busy fixture list ahead that would surely give him chances to play if fit.

Here are some Chelsea fans on James:

Dom is a Chelsea supporter who has worked in online publishing for more than six years. Graduated from Staffordshire University in 2016, he now writes exclusively for The Chelsea Chronicle covering news, analysis and match coverage. He enjoys the dream position of writing about his boyhood club, which seems to be involved in more drama every single day than an episode of The Bill. Aside from his love for Chelsea, he supports and follows the England cricket team. He also fancies himself as the Sunday League version of Michael Essien.