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Reece James has been a mainstay in the Chelsea team since his impressive debut performance against Grimsby Town.
The Chelsea youngster missed pre-season and didn’t start the campaign with his teammates due to injury, and he has now admitted that it is the toughest challenge of his season so far.
He told the official Chelsea website: “Being injured at the start of the season was tough and then I slowly got back into it and I was given my chance against Grimsby, scoring on my debut was great, and ever since then I haven’t really looked back.
“We started talking about a new contract about two months ago. When I started getting in the team and playing week in week out, everything has picked up.”
While Reece James was out injured, fellow youngsters Tammy Abraham, Fikayo Tomori and Mason Mount were already impressing for the senior team, and he has admitted that it was a difficult moment for him.
He went on: “Obviously it is going to be tough when everyone else is getting their chance and you are out injured on the sidelines, but you just have to get back right and take time and then make sure when you get your chance you take it. It took a bit longer to get back than I was expecting but you just have to take it how it comes.”