Chelsea fans are delighted that defender Reece James is back on the training pitch, but they’re also calling for club captain Cesar Azpilicueta to be dropped.
Azpilicueta has been poor for the Blues this season during a mixed start to life at Chelsea for manager Frank Lampard.
James, who was on loan at Wigan last season, suffered an ankle injury during a charity match for Chelsea in May.
But Chelsea have now confirmed that James is back in training ahead of his much-anticipated return to action for the Blues.
The Chelsea account on Twitter, wrote: “Back on the training pitch! @ReeceJames_24.”
And Blues fans were quick to reply, with many of the talk aimed at Axpilicueta.
One wrote: “AZPI IS FINISHEDDDDDDDDDD.”
Another one abruptly said: “Thanks Azpi bye.”
A third wrote: “Azpilicueta has been directly involved in 6 out of 9 PL goals we’ve conceded this season. Our CB’s are hardly the problem.
“Reece James will cover that gap, Rudiger to come in and Kante for defensive support. Here’s to hope that our defensive problems will reduce, I think so.”
Someone else went with: “Oh yassss! Look who’s back. Reece James.Cesar Azpilicueta, be scared. Be very scared.”
Another tweeted: “We’re gonna actually have defense on the right side again?!?!?!”
This fan replied to the tweet with excitement, writing: “YESSSSSSSSSSSSS GET INNNNNNNN.”
One other fan said: “YESSSSSSSSS HAHAHAHAHHAHA SUIIIII.”
And finally, one wrote: “Absolutely love it! Can’t wait to see Reece in this Chelsea team under Frank!”