The Premier League season is coming to an end, which means that the tension in the top 4 battle is at its peak. Chelsea have only 11 matches left to level the gap of 11 points compared to the 4th ranked team, Tottenham.
In the final matches of the Blues, they still have to face Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Manchester City and Newcastle United. In addition, they also faced Real Madrid in the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
This is a really tough schedule. At that time, Chelsea needed all healthy pillars to fight on two important fronts.
However, the unexpected shock hit Chelsea. Specifically, the club homepage announced: “Reece James has withdrawn from the England squad and will not feature against Ukraine on Sunday. The full-back has returned to Chelsea for an assessment of the ongoing matter.”
This is really a big loss when James plays an important role in Chelsea’s play. In addition to James, England also parted ways with Luke Shaw due to suspension. Before that, Marcus Rashford, Mason Mount and Nick Pope had all withdrawn from the team due to injury.
Xiao Lam | 20:25 03/25/2023