Glen Johnson gives his verdict on Reece James at Chelsea FC
Former Chelsea FC defender Glen Johnson gives his verdict on Reece James at Stamford Bridge
Glen Johnson has been impressed with Reece James’ recent performances in the Chelsea FC team.
The Blues youngster has been given a chance to shine in the Blues first-team over the past couple of weeks.
James scored Chelsea FC’s equaliser in a 4-4 draw with 10-man Ajax in the Champions League at Stamford Bridge.
The 19-year-old’s finish was his first Champions League goal after being promoted to first-team affairs by Frank Lampard.
The Chelsea FC boss placed his faith in James by giving him a starting spot against Crystal Palace in their last Premier League game.
James impressed as he kept Wilfried Zaha at bay to contribute to the west London side’s 2-0 win against Chelsea FC.
Johnson arrived at Chelsea FC at the age of 19 following a big-money move from West Ham United in 2003.
He struggled to make the right-back spot his own amid competition from Paulo Ferreira, who arrived a year later.
Former Chelsea FC right-back Johnson is expecting big things from James.
“I know people speak very highly of Reece James at Chelsea and I saw his goal against Ajax,” Johnson told the Daily Express.
“He wouldn’t be in the team if he wasn’t living up to his potential and I hear he’s a great lad as well.
“Hopefully he can continue his form and keep the shirt.”
James scored three times in 46 games in all competitions during a season-long loan at Wigan Athletic last term.
The Blues defender has netted two goals in nine games so far this term after the teenager netted in a resounding League Cup win over Grimsby Town.