Reece James is just too damn good for the Championship, it’s unfair on everyone else, right? Well, this little piece of naughty skill from Wigan’s 1-1 draw with Ipswich at the weekend, may just have your mouth watering a little…

Reece has been a prominent figure in the Chelsea youth teams over recent years, coming into the blues academy at a young age. Currently on loan with Wigan Athletic, every match he plays, he continues to prove that he has the ability to succeed at the highest level, and Chelsea fans are hoping that will be with them next season.

Being versatile, he’s been used as a centre back, centre midfielder, but mainly as a right back. He offers that attacking ability that Maurizio Sarri would like to see his full backs produce, as seen in the clip above. He’s doing that often though, not just as a one off. He has the ability to burst down the right, beat his man, and put in a top class cross.

He is a set piece specialist, as well as a natural leader. There is absolutely no reason for me, that he is not handed a role in the first team squad this summer, to compete with Cesar Azpilicueta, who struggles in the current system. Reece James could oust him from his starting role, I’m that confident in the 19-year old.

Simon Phillips

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