Reece James stepped up his individual rehabilitation programme with a return to light contact training with the team as Chelsea’s warm weather camp in Abu Dhabi continues.

We are over halfway through the camp now with Graham Potter upping the ante in the sessions to get us prepared for both the test against Aston Villa on Sunday and also the Premier League's return in 18 days’ time.

Tickets for the game at the Al Nahyan Stadium can still be purchased, while information on TV broadcasting can be found here.

The team spent an hour in the gym in the late morning on Friday before reporting for training in the early evening, just before the sun started to dip below the horizon.

James was involved with team-mates on the grass in the latest milestone of his comeback from a knee injury, while the likes of Marc Cucurella, Trevoh Chalobah and Armando Broja also featured.

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