Mount reveals Reece James’ nickname

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Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount has revealed his nickname for Chelsea right-back Reece James.

According to Mount, he calls James ‘the Beast’ because he’s so quick, strong and powerful.

Mount said, according to Chelsea’s official website: “I call him the Beast, because he’s so quick, strong and powerful.

“You don’t want to get too close to him in training because he’ll get you off the ball, so you try to stay away from him. We all have a joke and a laugh, me, Tammy, Fikayo, Cal, Reece. We’ve all been together from a very young age so we know the ins and outs of all of us.”

Mount also believes James will be a brilliant player for Chelsea now and in the future.

Mount added: “Reece is a very quiet boy. I’ve known him for a very, very long time, since eight or nine years old at the Academy here. He’s a very good boy, always works hard, and he’s got tremendous qualities.

“He’s going to be a brilliant player for us now and in the future as well.”

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