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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has named Reece James as Chelsea’s weapon in attack after his performance in the 2-2 draw at Leicester City on Saturday.
James was a constant threat from right-back and delivered a number of teasing crosses, especially in the first half, which on another day may have bagged him a couple of assists.
Lampard said of James: “Reece is a weapon for us in attack with his crossing – we need to get on the end of them more – but he is also very solid defensively. When you think of his age, you can get excited about Reece. There’s a lot more he can do, obviously, but I’m really pleased with how he’s developing at the minute.
“There’s all sides to his game we can work on, although I’m not going to improve his crossing, he’s a bit of a natural. But at the same time we can talk about his position, his link-up with the winger who’s in front of him and the midfield.
“His defensive attributes are first and foremost. Making sure he’s in the right position and covers the right areas.
“He’s very open to that, and should be, as the young players at Chelsea I work with are. They’re sponges, they want to learn and they want to listen. They’re very easily coached and you enjoy coaching them because they want to get better.”