Why Reece James has been told to change his position

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Chelsea right-back Reece James has been urged to change his playing position to realise his ambition of playing for England national team due to the competition from Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold at right-back.

“If I was Reece, I might be clever and try and to start playing centre half or something because Alexander-Arnold is going to be a hard man to lodge out of that position the way that he’s playing at the moment,” Chelsea hero Frank Sinclair told Genting Bet.

“But it’s internationals and you need world-class players in every position if you want to really seriously challenge at that level.

“So to have someone like Reece James, who will fight for that second slot as the natural right-back, that’s a good thing for England.

“The one thing about Reece that will get him into England squads regularly is his adaptability, he can play centre-half, he can play right-back, he can play central midfield.

“He came back off a great loan period at Wigan, where for the second half of that loan spell, he played in midfield and was unbelievable in there as well.

“When I spoke to Jody Morris after a FA Youth Cup victory for Chelsea a couple of seasons ago, he touched on how good Reece James was.

“He was saying Callum Hudson-Odoi gets a lot of the plaudits, but Reece James is just unbelievable.

“So now he’s coming to fruition and I can see him kicking on and being in Chelsea’s team for the next ten years or so and being a real mainstay.”

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