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Reece James has impressed playing as a right-back this season, and the 20-year-old was the man of the match as Chelsea defeated Burnley 3-0 in our last Premier League game.
James had a good game, with Callum Hudson-Odoi ahead of him in the right flank and both academy graduates had a good partnership.
Ahead of Newcastle clash, Reece James has spoken about his understanding with Hudson-Odoi and is hoping to see more of it.
“I did play a few times with Callum in front of me in the Academy and we have a great relationship,” said the 20-year-old.
“I’ve played with him in pretty much all of the age groups and playing with him now reminds me of when we grew up together.
“It’s great and he is a quality player. He knows how I’ve played with him and I know how he plays so we don’t have to think too much about it.”
If Hudson-Odoi features against Newcastle, it would be his 50th appearance for the Blues, and Reece James is surprised at how quickly the youngster has garnered that much games for the senior team.
“He has racked them up fast and I’m happy for him,” added James. “He is playing regularly now and that is good for him so hopefully it continues.”