Chelsea could spend as much as six weeks without Reece James after his injury against Manchester City on Saturday.
The wing back was forced off in the first half after he picked up an injury during the Premier League clash.
Reece James could be sidelined for up to six weeks as his injury looked somehow serious than it was earlier suggested.
Chelsea ended the game losing against Manchester City 0-1 as their defender was taken off the encounter early.
Thomas Tuchel is worried as Reece James has been part of the team starting xi which could now see Callum Hudson Odoi take over.
The German experimented with a five-man midfield which didn’t work out for them just like it did no against Aston Villa.
Chelsea will be eager to move on from their 1-0 defeat to Manchester City as soon as possible.
Although, an injury blow to Reece James means the effects will be felt for a while with hopes of the manager finding a good replacement.
The right-back limped off after 28 minutes having rolled his ankle following a serious challenge from England teammate Jack Grealish.
Thiago Silva replaced him but could not deny a second-half goal from Gabriel Jesus which ended up being the match winner at the end of the day.
An update from doctor and sports scientist Rajpal Brar on Twitter suggested the player could be facing a long time out of the team list.
He said that the type of ankle injury suffered by Reece James often sees players ruled out for between four and six weeks.
The Blues next game will be against Juventus in the Uefa Champions League group stages which they will be without the English man.