Reece James made his Chelsea first-team debut during Wednesday night’s 7-1 win over Grimsby Town in the Carabao Cup.
To make the occasion even more special, the 19-year-old scored Chelsea’s fifth goal of the game in the 82nd minute, controlling a ball which had popped out to him outside the box with his first touch, before sending it into the bottom corner with his second, as shown in the highlights video on Chelsea’s official YouTube channel.
He posted about his delight at making his debut on his personal Twitter account:
— Reece James (@reecejames_24) September 25, 2019
There was far more than the goal to be impressed about with James’ performance, as he got 1 assist, made 1 clearance, 1 interception, 1 tackle, 1 dribble and an impressive 5 key passes, as per SofaScore.
This has caught the eye of many Chelsea fans, with some of them having been excited about the prospect of seeing him play for the first-team for some time.
A selection of Twitter reaction to the performance, including posts from thrilled Chelsea fans, can be seen below:
Reece you are really what we call a “B A L L E R”
— Don (@CFCDon) September 25, 2019
You’re such a tank mate, unreal player
— Jake (@18jc_) September 25, 2019
Future captain. Congrats!
— Tom Birkert (@Tombirkert) September 25, 2019
Please never leave
— Jack Houghton (@JackHou06288222) September 26, 2019
Best RB in the world
— eskay (@PulisicSZNi) September 25, 2019
What an amazing debut Reece you really are something special, absolute beast !!
— Tom Clifford (@tomcliffordcfc) September 25, 2019
The real deal!
— Laurenz Vescoli (@Laus1507) September 25, 2019
The first time I saw you play for our academy I knew that you would go all the way to the top.
So proud of your performance today, Reece. Keep up the hard work
— Brian (@CFCBrian_) September 25, 2019
NOW THIS IS A GENERATIONAL TALENT!!
— Chelsea Fanatic | The 12th Man (@Miz9Rahman) September 26, 2019
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