Good news as Pochettino confirms one key Chelsea player will start against Blackburn tonight
Mauricio Pochettino has revealed that Reece James will be in his starting line-up for Chelsea’s game against Blackburn Rovers on Wednesday.
The Blues will host Blackburn at Stamford Bridge in their Carabao Cup round-of-16 clash.
James has not started any of Chelsea’s matches since his return from injury against Arsenal, but the 24-year-old is now in line for a start in the League Cup game.
Pochettino said: “I can confirm he is going to start. I want to confirm only one player but it is good for the team, it is good for him to start from the beginning of the game.
On Chilwell, who is currently getting rehabilitation away in Los Angeles, the Argentine added: “It was the plan for the club to change the scenario for him because it is a period he needs to be out. This happens at different clubs, like (when I was) at Tottenham and Southampton. When there is a long period of recovery sometimes you want to change the scenery for the player, to provide because to spend 12 hours here every day…it is a fantastic training ground but some times the player needs to change the atmosphere to recover in a good way.
“I can not tell you (when he will be back). It is difficult to know. He is away from the training ground now and we will wait for him to come back to see the situation. Hopefully he can recover as soon as possible.”