Reece James reveals his best playing position

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Chelsea youngster Reece James has found a way into the Chelsea first team after a productive spell on loan with Wigan Athletic last season.

The 20-year-old has found a way into the first team and has gained 26 appearances in all competitions so far this season, with most coming as a right-back.

Reece James is comfortable playing as a right-back and a defensive midfielder which we saw him play while at Wigan, but he has now revealed that the right-back position is his favourite.

He told Sky Sports: “I probably prefer right-back but there is not much in it.

“I will happily play right-back and midfield – I have played there enough that I am comfortable playing that position as well.”

Speaking on his season so far, he said: “This season was slow getting started, because I was injured at the start.

“But, as I found my rhythm and the season has gone on, I think my performances have picked up.

“I think it’s great that loads of players I played with coming through the academy are now in the first team as well.

“I think it shows how hard the academy works and the effort they put in to produce good players.”

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