REECE JAMES is aiming for Chelsea’s next game to make his long-awaited comeback action.
The right-back has been out of action since the end of December after sprevent hamstring injury against Brighton.
A severe flu wave then slowed down the England international’s recovery.
But 22 years old Almost physically fit and he thinks he’ll be ready for a week’s trip to Crystal Palace on Saturday.
James trained hard in Abu Dhabi as his Blues teammates competed there at the Club World Cup.
The return leg for the final against Palmeiras tomorrow looks like a bridge too far.
But the flying full-back gave fans a glimpse of the lengths he will face against Palace.
He shared a snap of himself on his Instagram account sweating after a workout in the 25 degree Celsius heat.
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And he captioned it: “Another session… One step closer.”
Chelsea have felt the impact of losing James and England teammate, Ben Chilwell on both sides.
Left-back Chilwell has had to miss the rest of the season with a serious knee injury against Juventus in November.
Both will be eager to fit into Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions squad for this year’s Qatar World Cup.
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