Chelsea right-back Reece James was in sparkling form as the Blues eased to a 3-0 win over Burnley yesterday afternoon. The 20-year-old provided the assist with an excellent cross for Tammy Abraham’s goal and was a constant threat down the right-hand side.
He could have easily had a second assist on the day, as well, if Abraham had managed to get a toe on another delivery in the second half, and fans on Twitter have been praising the defender’s performance:
He can do it all. So polished.
— alex (@MelengAC) January 11, 2020
The Kia is something else,,, what a talent let’s wait and see how he developed 💪🏾👍🏾
— Hakim Hussein (@HakimShariif) January 11, 2020
He genuinely is class. The future of the club is bright 💙
— Марјан Стојанов (@m4cko2) January 11, 2020
Same kid out here destroying opponents. Y'all better believe that quick 😄
— SERG (@luvayo_8496) January 11, 2020
My best chelsea defender
— Sangay wangchuk (@Sangayw11662036) January 12, 2020
Trent got competition now
— TkayMhazo (@MhazoTkay) January 11, 2020
I rate him highly and He prove me right…I knew he’s a beast…Reece is probably the best prospect among our youth imo…He’s so good in everything.He need games for just 1 season and his beast mode will unleash next season…
— Del Bay (@bayour20) January 11, 2020
He should have that RB position cemented now
— Sim (@InLampsWeTrust) January 11, 2020
— Lampard💙🇳🇬🇮🇹 (@Akuetieme_lawal) January 11, 2020
— Kevin Costello (@KevinCostello91) January 11, 2020
James has begun to establish himself as Chelsea’s first-choice right-back in recent weeks, with manager Frank Lampard shunting captain Cesar Azpilicueta out to left-back in order to accommodate the England Under 21 international.
Supporters are right to be excited about the fullback’s potential. He has the pace and power both to win challenges and make lung-bursting runs forward, but he also has the quality in his delivery to create chances for his teammates.