Mason [Mount] is getting better and better every day,” Chelsea coach Zsolt Low told a press conference ahead of the Club World Cup semi-final against Al Hilal.
“We are running with the time, but we will see how he moves today, how he feels today, and then we will take the last decision tomorrow.
“For Reece James, no, there is no chance he plays in the Club World Cup. He is in a very, very good way, but he missed still some days, some training sessions to enjoy the group again, or have the possibility to play the game.”
Mount was subbed off in the FA Cup win over Plymouth after the midfielder felt some pain. It’s understood to be a minor concern, and he should be back on the pitch soon, even if not on Wednesday.
For James, however, the recovery process is not over after the hamstring injury he sustained back in January. He traveled with the team to Abu Dhabi which meant there might have been a chance to feature – but it does not appear possible now.