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

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Frank Lampard
Frank Lampard (Photo: YouTube)

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.

MORE: Latest Chelsea news and views

MORE: Football transfer rumours and gossip

Bruno Fernandes
Bruno Fernandes delivers verdict on Man United’s top-four hopes
Michael Owen
Michael Owen states his prediction for Man United v Southampton
Mikel Arteta (Photo: Arsenal Media / Screengrab)
Arsenal in talks with Real Madrid about loan deal for Dani Ceballos – report
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Glen Johnson predicts where Chelsea FC, Man United will finish
David De Gea
Jamie Carragher: Man United need to worry about this player
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Man United in ‘pole position’ to sign 23-year-old ahead of Chelsea FC – report
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Ian Wright
Ian Wright: The signings Man United need to make this summer
Gary Lineker
Gary Lineker reacts to Tottenham’s 2-1 win over Arsenal
Mikel Arteta
Mikel Arteta gives Arsenal transfer update on 23-year-old