Mario Mechiot has publicly praised Reece James’s contribution to the team since being promoted to the senior team this season under Frank Lampard.
The Englishman has benefitted from Chelsea’s transfer ban placed on the team by UEFA disciplinary committee, and has established himself in the right side of Chelsea’s defense.
“I’ve watched him closely and I’ve see him getting better”.
“We all know about him going forward, his crossing and how good he is”.
“But his game against Zaha, who is arguably one of the best wingers in this league and if you play against him one-on-one he can beat you, James kept him quiet for 90 minutes. Zaha didn’t get anything”.
“When I saw that, I knew he was the real deal and he’s getting better and better. And now he’s signed a new deal for five-and-a-half years, it’s incredible”.