The rise and rise of Reece James continues.
This time a year ago, the 19-year-old had played a handful of games in the Championship with Wigan Athletic, who he had joined on loan from Chelsea. These were his first matches in professional football at that point.
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Now, he is a valuable member of Frank Lampard’s first-team squad at Stamford Bridge, and has already made his first two appearances for the Blues. The last one came in the Champions League against Lille on Wednesday, which was also his bow in the competition.
WhoScored gave James a rating of 7.1, as he completed two dribbles, won four aerial duels and made two tackles. However, it seems the fans were far from happy with his performance against the Ligue 1 side, despite their team winning 2-1.
They took to Twitter to share their thoughts, and you can see some of the best comments from the social media platform below.
You got all that from the Lille game?
Azpi is still > James.
Reece did nothing special whilst Azpi didnt put a foot wrong. Reece needs to do a lot more to live up to his hype.
— T Radu (@tradu81) October 3, 2019
James was very poor
— david labatte (@DavidLabatte) October 2, 2019
Reece James was bang average today
— OROCHIMARU (@Groovy_8) October 2, 2019
James was poor mount was worst Abraham was a little bit fair his game was poor
— Victoria (@Victori52747892) October 2, 2019
He wasnt that good tbh he was avarage
— ?THE MAD KING ? (@Kudamtuwa22) October 3, 2019
Reece James was poor today, Zouma was solid, Tomori too, its hard to choose btw Zouma and Christensen atm
— georgebazz (@georgebazz1) October 2, 2019
Reece James was awful simple
— Unbelievable Aux (@auxtan) October 2, 2019