One Chelsea player makes BBC team of the week after stunning display

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A number of Chelsea players gave a good account of themselves as Chelsea defeated Burnley 3-0 on Saturday.

The star of the show in that game was Reece James as his crosses from the right flank was a highlight in the Chelsea victory.

Following his performance, he was named in the BBC team of the week by former Tottenham striker Garth Crooks, and Crooks was highly impressed with not only his attacking performance but his defensive side as well.

“This lad has caught my eye before and I’m not in the least bit surprised he has finally made my team. He is starting to look like the real deal,” Crooks wrote for BBC.

“Some of you may remember me admonishing him after Chelsea’s defeat [1-0 at home] against West Ham when Aaron Cresswell got the better of him.

“The Chelsea youngster seems to have learned a lesson from that experience and is impressive in defence and attack.”

After his five-star performance against Burnley, Chelsea boss Frank Lampard was particularly full of praise with the delivery of the 19-year-old right-back.

Lampard said: “He has a great delivery of cross and more than that, he is good on the ball and physically he is so good as well and he is so young. This is just the start for him and the way I want us to play, the full-backs are going to be huge for us.

“To get it to where we want it they have to be able to join in and be an attacking threat and he certainly is for us. Reece is a big weapon at the minute which we have to use well because there is a lot of juice on those crosses. We have anticipate them and get across people and make goals like we did with the Tammy one.”

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