Bad News: Three Chelsea players leave international duty injured

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Reece James, Andreas Christensen and Trevoh Chalobah have both left England’s training camp at St George’s Park, according to a breaking report from Nizaar Kinsella of Goal.com, whose Tweet you can see embedded here:

We’re not really sure what “precautionary” means – he dropped out before he got an injury? Probably he just has a minor issue that they don’t want to make worse. In that case, it does slightly suggest that Reece’s is worse.

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That’s a real issue too, given he’s been a great option for Frank Lampard at right back. It’s quite normal to have a couple of injuries that come after a long absence, so it shouldn’t be too much to worry about, but it’s a concern that our best backup right backup is now out of action.

Let’s hope these are both minor issues and the two of them are back playing soon. They will both have important roles to play for their respective club this season.

UPDATE:

Doesn’t sound like Reece’s problem is bad either. Happy days.

Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen was substituted after picking up what looked like a groin injury in Denmark’s 1-0 win over Switzerland in a Euro 2020 qualifier last night.

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The centre-back was taken off with three minutes remaining during the game and there hasn’t been any indication yet about the seriousness of the problem.

Frank Lampard has had to cope with a number of defenders picking up injuries at the start of this season, and this latest setback for Christensen will cause the Blues boss more selection headaches.

Antonio Rudiger is believed to be back in training after recovering from his own groin issue but he hasn’t played since being taken off against Wolves in the 5-2 win a month ago.

Unless Christensen’s latest injury only turns out to be a minor problem, it appears that Kurt Zouma and Fikayo Tomori will continue as the centre-back partnership when Chelsea face Newcastle at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

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