Ex-Chelsea and Liverpool fullback Glen Johnson believes Reece James has shown himself to be a superior “all round” player to Trent Alexander-Arnold this season.
Johnson is the perfect person to compare the two players, considering he not only played for both teams, but was also capped 54 times by England. The former defender says that, while Trent does have the slight edge over James in the attacking third of the pitch, James has a lot more to his game:
“It’s tough because I think they’re both fantastic. I think Trent [Alexander-Arnold] is just about better on the ball and has got a better delivery, but to be fair to Reece [James] that sounds harsh because he’s fantastic as well. I’d say Trent is better going forward and Reece James is better defensively, but all round, I’d have to say Reece James is better.”
James was on top form again as Chelsea drew 1-1 with Leicester City last night. He picked up his ninth assist of the season, delivering the cross for Marcos Alonso‘s equaliser.
If we add in his six goals, he now has 15 goal contributions in all competitions, which demonstrates that he really isn’t far off Trent when it comes to being a formidable attacking threat either (the Liverpool right-back has two goals and 19 assists this campaign).