Pochettino Gives Update On Palmer Ahead Aston Villa Vs Chelsea

Mauricio Pochettino has confirmed Cole Palmer’s return to team training ahead of Chelsea’s trip to Aston Villa.

Pochettino also delivered further updates on Reece James, Levi Colwill, Enzo Fernandez, Carney Chukwuemeka and Raheem Sterling.

Palmer was ruled out of Chelsea’s trip to Arsenal on Tuesday evening due to illness but returned to partial team training at Cobham yesterday.

The 21-year-old was back in training on Friday morning and Pochettino said at his pre-match press conference that Palmer is in contention to feature at Villa Park.

“Cole has trained well in the past two days. We assume he will be ready for tomorrow’s game and be part of the squad.”

There was also positive news on Reece James and Levi Colwill, who have undertaken partial team training this week.

James hasn’t featured for the Blues since December after undergoing hamstring surgery.

For Colwill, he has been absent since the beginning of

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