Chelsea failed to get back to winning ways against Valencia in the Champions League on Wednesday night, but there were some positives, and one of them was another strong performance by 19-year-old Reece James. He played the full 90 in what was his fourth appearance and second start in the competition this season.
WhoScored rated him 7.48/10 for his showing and Sky Sports went one better, giving him an 8/10, the joint-highest rating on the night alongside Mateo Kovacic. They described him as Chelsea’s “best attacking outlet”, pointing to his “dangerous” crosses and noting Valencia’s best opportunities came down the other flank. He’s made just one start and four substitute appearances in the Premier League so far this season, but maybe Wednesday’s game will change that.
After the match, the Englishman posted a photo on Twitter of him running with the ball with the caption: “Tough game against Valencia this evening, We keep fighting. Thanks for the support”. Fans were quick to reply and praise the youngster on just how well he performed in such a high-level game.
— Reece James (@reecejames_24) November 27, 2019
You can see some of their reactions to the tweet below:
— @Golden Eagle Poise🦅 (@Lillian29530791) November 27, 2019
Can’t tell if that’s prime Cafu on my screen
— Josh Leather (@KING_CONTE) November 27, 2019
you were electric man your time is now
— AzureKing👑 (@AzureKingFC) November 27, 2019
You are a very good player Brother with a lot of confidence with the ball on your foot, perfect dribbles,good on how and when to release the ball🙏🙏
— A.R.A.S.H🌍 (@JINJALOV) November 28, 2019
You were like a tank out there! 😂 Good work! 💙👏
— Kor_LJ (@KorChelseafan) November 27, 2019
Well done bro. You played your heart out.
— #D2R2019 Is On 24.12.19 VON® (@khaptain4real) November 27, 2019
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