Your morning Chelsea digest on Monday, September 25.
Pochettino reveals Boehly frustration
Mauricio Pochettino has revealed that Todd Boehly and Behdad Eghbali are disappointed with Chelsea's start to the season. The Blues sit in the bottom half of the Premier League table on five points after six games.
Following the west Londoners' defeat to Villa, Pochettino was asked if Boehly and Eghbali have said anything about the poor start to the season. The former Tottenham boss said: «Give me time because I didn't see them after the game.
»They are disappointed, they arrived at the club and are so excited to build a project. Of course they feel disappointed but at the same time they need to support the plan."
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James injury update
Reece James is a step closer to returning to Chelsea first team action but will remain cautious over his comeback to ensure he does not suffer problems later in the season. The 23-year-old defender picked up an injury following the Blues' first match of the season against Liverpool and has been unavailable since.
«It's been tough few weeks for me since suffering an injury after the first game,» said James. «My job is to play football and I want to be able to help the team, but I can't do that at the moment, so right now my job is to get fit as quickly and as safely as possible.
»I want to get back out there soon, but it's also important to make sure that it's the right moment, so that when I do come back, I'm in a position to continue the season without any problems later on. I'm another stage closer to returning now I've been on the grass for the last couple of weeks and I'm working hard right now to come back, put my injury problems to bed and help the team as much as I can."
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