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Potter can't complain and provides an update on Reece James.

Graham Potter is pleased with how things have panned out at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea boss Graham Potter says he cannot confirm the length of right-back James Reece's injury until the England international sees 'a specialist over the weekend.'

The 22-year-old defender James was forced off during another stellar display in Chelsea's Champions League 2-0 win over AC Milan at the San Siro during midweek.

"Reece is due to see a specialist over the weekend so until we get that information there's not too much I can add. We will wait and see," the Blues boss told the media ahead of Sunday's Premier League game at Aston Villa.

"There's discomfort so we just need to check and see a specialist. When we spoke yesterday he didn't feel so bad but you need to get things checked and see the way forward."

When quizzed about Chelsea's form under his spell so far, the Englishman said there is room for improvement but cannot complain about much as they have sealed 4 wins in 5 matches since he replaced Thomas Tuchel as boss.

"From the outside results are good, there are always things you can improve," Potter said. "But I can't sit here and complain about anything, with the results we've had.

"It was a really surreal start with the Queen's death, games being called off, not really knowing the players but I've got to credit the players - they have been really open and it has gone well.

"We haven't played that many games in the league, there are so many games to go."

When asked for his thoughts on Aston Villa boss Steven Gerrard, who is under pressure following a below-par start to the 2022-23 Premier League campaign, Potter explained: "The margins are very small in the Premier League - I'm sure Steven will want to improve their results.

"If they had beaten Forest they would have gone above Liverpool so that shows you how quick things change.

"There's always somebody under pressure in the Premier League and at the moment it's Steven."

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