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Injury Blow for Reece James: Who Will Fill the Void at Right-Back for Chelsea?


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Chelsea has been hit with a setback as Reece James suffers another injury.

The team captain had to be substituted during their recent match against Liverpool due to a hamstring injury.

While the extent of his absence is not yet known, it is expected that he will be out for a few weeks.

This injury adds to James’ history of being plagued by various knocks in recent years.

In his absence, Malo Gusto, a France youth international, is the obvious choice to fill the void at right-back.

However, manager Mauricio Pochettino may also consider starting one of his summer signings, such as Moises Caicedo.

Although Caicedo is primarily a central midfielder, he has proven his versatility by playing as an emergency right-back for Brighton last season.

Despite a controversial tackle that led to an injury for Gabriel Martinelli, Caicedo impressed with his performances in that position.

Brighton manager Roberto De Zerbi praised Caicedo’s abilities and stated that he can play anywhere on the pitch.

With Chelsea facing West Ham in their next match, Pochettino may take inspiration from De Zerbi and deploy Caicedo as a right-back to ensure a strong start to the season.

This article was updated 3 months ago

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