‘He’s got a bright future’: BT Sport pundit raves about Chelsea FC teenager

Glenn Hoddle offers his take on Reece James' recent good performances for Chelsea FC

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Glenn Hoddle
Ex-England manager Glenn Hoddle (Photo: BT Sport)

Glenn Hoddle is backing Reece James to develop into a top player for Chelsea FC in the coming seasons.

The 19-year-old made his first Premier League start of the season last weekend when he played the full 90 minutes in Chelsea FC’s 2-0 win over Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge.

James has impressed whenever called upon by Frank Lampard this season, with the young full-back having made a total of nine appearances for the Blues, and scoring two goals.

The youngster was in good form as he helped Chelsea FC to keep a clean sheet against the Eagles last weekend as the Blues made it six wins in a row in the Premier League.

And former England boss Hoddle believes that the young full-back has a bright future at the west London club.

Speaking during BT Sport‘s coverage of the game, Hoddle said: “What’s impressive about Reece James is that he’s got a lovely frame for a full-back. He’s not going to get bullied.

“He’s a decent defender and certainly can get himself forward and use the ball.

“It’s really good so he’s got a bright future, he really has.”

James will be hoping to be involved when the Blues return to Premier League action after the international break with a trip to Manchester City.

The west London side are currently third in the Premier League table and eight points behind leaders Liverpool FC after 12 games of the new campaign.

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