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.
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