Reece James Chelsea
Reece James

Chelsea managed to pick up a 2-2 draw vs Leicester City in the Premier League on Saturday and young Reece James was one of the standout players for the Blues.

Reece James has been a find for Chelsea this season and right now he is one of the first choices for Lampard in his first XI.

The full-back did miss the games against Hull City and Arsenal due to a minor injury but on his return to the starting line-up this weekend, the youngster once again showed that he is here to stay.

Reece James put in some great crosses against the Foxes especially in the first half of the match which could and should have been put into the back of the net but somehow the Chelsea forwards could not capitalize.

And his manager was one of the first person’s to recognise his talents both in defence as well as going forward.

The manager said after the match: ‘Reece is a weapon for us in attack with his crossing – we need to get on the end of them more – but he is also very solid defensively.

‘When you think of his age, you can get excited about Reece. There’s a lot more he can do, obviously, but I’m really pleased with how he’s developing at the minute.

‘There’s all sides to his game we can work on, although I’m not going to improve his crossing, he’s a bit of a natural. But at the same time we can talk about his position, his link-up with the winger who’s in front of him and the midfield.

‘His defensive attributes are first and foremost. Making sure he’s in the right position and covers the right areas.

‘He’s very open to that, and should be, as the young players at Chelsea I work with are. They’re sponges, they want to learn and they want to listen.

‘They’re very easily coached and you enjoy coaching them because they want to get better.’

Last season, Reece James was out on loan to Wigan Athletic but this season he is very much part of Chelsea’s senior side having already made 13 appearances for the Stamford Bridge outfit in the Premier League itself.

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