Chelsea star Mount will miss Leeds clash while James is a doubt

Chelsea suffer double injury blow as Graham Potter confirms Mason Mount will MISS clash with Leeds, while Reece James is a doubt… though N’Golo Kante returns to full training after being out of action since August

  • Mason Mount will miss tomorrow’s clash with Leeds due to an abdomen injury
  • Reece James is also a doubt while N’Golo Kante won’t be available in time
  • Kante has returned to full training after being out of action since August 

Reece James is a doubt for Chelsea’s crucial clash with Leeds due to a hamstring problem.

In the first of two games set to be pivotal to his future, head coach Graham Potter is facing being without influential right-back James.

James has developed into one of Chelsea’s most important players with his absence keenly felt once again this season when he has been sidelined due to a knee injury.

Chelsea will also definitely be without Mason Mount for Leeds’s visit, with the midfielder the latest confirmed addition to Potter’s injured list.

Potter said: ‘Mason has had a problem with his lower abdomen area, pubic bone so he will miss the game tomorrow, don’t think if it will be too long but too soon for tomorrow.

Graham Potter has confirmed Mason Mount is out with injury while Reece James is a doubt

Potter’s side are in desparate need of a positive result and injuries to key players won’t help

‘Reece has a little tightness in his hamstring. We are just assessing him but he’s doubtful for tomorrow as well.’

Captain Cesar Azpilicueta will miss the Leeds game as he has not yet passed all concussion checks following his head injury against Southampton while Potter confirmed Thiago Silva is expected to be out for around six weeks following the knee injury suffered at Tottenham last Sunday.

N’Golo Kante, however, did take another positive step towards a return having been out since September due to a hamstring injury.

Potter said: ‘N’Golo had his first full training session today but obviously still needs time.’

N’Golo Kante has been out of action since August but is closing in on a return to action

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