Graham Potter suffered a huge triple injury at Chelsea after the return of Rhys James and the vital duo.

Chelsea manager Graham Potter has seen a significant increase in injuries after three players with health issues were seen training ahead of their match against Aston Villa on Saturday. Reece James and Wesley Fofana were both pictured in training on Tuesday, while the club confirmed that Raheem Sterling was also back on the pitch after facing the spell on the sidelines.

After scoring the decisive goal in the Champions League win over Borussia Dortmund, Sterling missed Chelsea’s next two matches due to new health problems. He has also been left out of Gareth Southgate’s England squad for the international break as a precautionary measure, giving the Blues striker plenty of time to recover before returning to club football this weekend.

The club have confirmed that the 28-year-old has made a good recovery during the short break and could be included in Potter’s Stamford Bridge selection plans. The off-pitch time also allowed Sterling to try out a new hairstyle. it was pictured freshly finished at Cobham..

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Apparently, Rhys James has joined Sterling in his return to training. The right-back was recalled from the England squad to play Ukraine on Sunday night due to an “ongoing problem” with a minor hamstring injury, causing concern among Blues fans.

The 23-year-old defender has struggled with injury problems all season but thankfully the withdrawal looked more like a precautionary measure as it was seen during practice on Tuesday. Wesley Fofana rounds out Potter’s trio of potential injuries, fresh from impressive form heading into the international break.

After Chelsea’s last match, Potter revealed that Fofan had been pulled from Everton due to fatigue, while he also “felt his hamstring”, with many suspecting that the defender had suffered another injury. The Frenchman was spotted in the dugout at Stamford Bridge with an ice pack on his right thigh, leading some fans to fear the worst.

Thus, he stayed in England to return against Aston Villa. The 22-year-old did send a cryptic message on social media to seemingly give an update on his condition, possibly suggesting the situation was not as serious as initially feared as it now appears.

However, there doesn’t seem to be an update on Kai Havertz’s fitness after the striker returned from the German national team. In a statement on social media, Germany confirmed that Havertz was due to return to Chelsea due to an illness that has since been called a flu infection, but it is hoped he will recover in the week and be available for Saturday’s match.

Similarly, Mason Mount was another forced withdrawal from international competition, and there was no word on whether this Saturday could come too soon for the 24-year-old. Elsewhere, N’Golo Kante was given another two weeks to improve his fitness levels after his team returned on matchday against Everton.


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