Loads of Chelsea fans have been lauding Reece James after ex-Blue Pat Nevin compared the 20-year-old to England legend David Beckham.
Nevin made the comparison following James’ crossing clinic against Burnley, a game where one of his delightful balls from the right flank found Tammy Abraham, who headed home as Chelsea went on to claim a 3-0 win.
Supporters have absolutely lapped it up, and you cannot blame them. James’ crossing really has been impressive this season. According to WhoScored, he is currently averaging just under one cross per game in the Premier League — only Mason Mount (one) and Willian (1.2) are averaging more.
Meanwhile, in the Champions League, he is averaging 1.5. Once again, only Willian (2) can top that. The Beckham comparisons are probably excessive to say the least, but there is no doubting the England U21 international’s crossing ability.
You can have a look at what Chelsea fans have been saying about the “beast” below…
Shouldn't be comparing him to Beckham😂 He's already way better than Beckham ever was
— Tom B (@1905Tom) January 16, 2020
The only promise talent from academy Jame become a world class like if you agree
— Cp (@cp_pulisicszn22) January 16, 2020
The future is here!!!!!
— Reece jey CFC (@ReeceJey_) January 16, 2020
— Mahmoud (@mhjuni0r) January 16, 2020
I’d have 10 Reece James’s on the pitch
— Neil Wolstenholme ®️ (@NWolstenholme) January 16, 2020
He should start every single game from now onwards. No excuse unless it’s injury. This guy is gold man
— unknown_soul (@jun_e08) January 16, 2020
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