Chelsea injury and return dates ahead of Manchester City

Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino must now put his side’s incredible 4-1 win over Tottenham at the back of his mind to host defending champions and current league leaders Manchester City.

VAR drama, two red cards, five offside goals and five real goals all eventually led to the Blues taking home all three points, which lifted them into the top half of the table. Reece James returns to the side in this clash, giving the captain his first league start in the opening weekend against Liverpool.

Chelsea were without seven first-team players on Monday and will hope to have a few more waiting over the next few weeks. Here, Football.London Bringing you the latest from The Treatment Room of the Blues.

Reese James

James was given his first start in the league since his injury against Liverpool. He played over 75 minutes and was involved in the go-ahead goal in the 2–1 win against Spurs before being replaced by Malo Gusteau.

Michael Mudryk

Mudric was not in the matchday squad to face Brentford last weekend and also missed the cup win over Blackburn. However, he was in the squad against Tottenham, where he made a late cameo and is set to return to his regular minutes this weekend after being ill.

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Christopher Nungu

Nkunku is yet to play a competitive game for Chelsea following his summer move from RB Leipzig. The 25-year-old suffered a heavy blow to the knee during a pre-season friendly against Borussia Dortmund.

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