Chelsea Vs Arsenal match is shaping up to be one of the biggest rivalries set to go down during the weekend, MySportDab reports.
Reece James have been one of those players making the headlines ahead of a crucial London Derby which could prove so much for the Blues.
Mauricio Pochettino have all his work already working towards the path many fans have expected with their three games winning streak.
Chelsea were doing well enough before the international break which is about to end and a massive game presented in front of them against Arsenal.
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Reece James To Start?
Reece James returned to full training with other members of the team before the game against Burnley before the international break.
Mauricio Pochettino confirmed everything is good with the player who could have made a cameo but he was facing suspension.
Reece James was issued a one game ban for his conduct against Aston Villa which Chelsea lost narrowly 1-0 adding to their poor start.
It is now expected for the club captain to comeback into the team with the London derby coming up on Saturday against Arsenal.
According to several reports including from the Athletic, they confirmed Reece James will be making his full return in the match against Arsenal on Saturday.
James picked up another muscular issue in training after the season opening game with Liverpool where he was forced out.
His return to training coming before the October international break is a major boost as he is in contention to start against Arsenal.
Mauricio Pochettino is left with the huge decision to select who will start the match with Marc Cucurella also another name who could remain at the right position.
Pochettino Warning Amid Chelsea Backing To Beat Arsenal
Ahead of the game between Chelsea Vs Arsenal have seen the Blues get the backing to come out of the game as the winner.
It hasn’t been easy on Mauricio Pochettino who have send warning to the team as they are still going through a work in progress.
Despite the international break, a number of players are still back going through intense training as they still want to improve on many things.
Marcel Desailly have been audible about his backing for Chelsea who he said are going to get the result on Saturday.
Although the reality check is still there as the blues are yet to gel together despite their recent results which seems like they are back in form.
Mauricio Pochettino have the most difficult job in Europe which Graham Potter was tasked to do but failed before his sacking.
Marcel Desailly backing seems to be one made with confident despite the recent form which isn’t consistent with Chelsea.
Here Is What He Said:
“It looks impossible, but I’ll go for a 3-1 win [to Chelsea],” Desailly told Gambling Zone.
“Why not? This is the beauty of the Premier League. As soon as a team has a mental drop and isn’t ready for the intensity of a match, they can lose.
“When Arsenal players arrive at Chelsea, they may believe that it won’t be as difficult as it would at Tottenham, City, or eventually, Man United.
“Those kinds of stadiums get players ready for the battle.
“When teams come to Chelsea, they’ll think they can win, despite how talented their players are.
“The mental preparation will automatically drop, even if you try to control it.’
“All of what I said about Chelsea before can be brushed away if Chelsea beat Arsenal.
Chelsea are also impress by how fast Christopher Nkunku is coming with Romeo Lavia and others who are recovering so well from their injury.
International Break Injury Worries
The likes of Cole Palmer, Mykhailo Mudryk and Axel Disasi were all forced back due to some minor concerns in injury.
Disasi was pulled out from the France camp after consultation with the Chelsea medical team.
He couldn’t make any appearance for France as he returned back to Cobham where he was accessed before making his return to training.
Mudryk was another concern while playing for Ukraine which nothing have been updated concerning his condition for now.
Cole Palmer was also another concern while representing England U21 alongside Noni Madueke who have formed a perfect attacking duo.
Mauricio Pochettino press conference after the international break will clarify the whole situation ahead of Chelsea Vs Arsenal match.