“I’m getting faster and stronger” – Chelsea player admits

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Chelsea right-back Reece James is delighted with his form this season and admits he’s getting faster and stronger.

James told Chelsea’s official website: “Physically I’m feeling good. Last season I had an injury at the start of the season so it took a while getting into it, but this season I’m happy with the amount of games I’ve played so far.

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“Being in and around the team right from the start, it always helps. Coming into the season late, when the team’s doing well, is always tough, so being there from the start, from the get-go, is always easier and helps you gel quicker.

“I’ve always been quite a strong and powerful boy, but getting faster and stronger and tougher is not going to make me a worse player, so I’ve always tried to improve on it wherever I can and hopefully it transfers onto the pitch.

“I worked on chesting the ball quite a lot when I was a younger lad coming through in the Academy, but I don’t know, if the ball comes to my chest, I control it with my chest. It’s not something I really think about or do deliberately. Because I practised, now I do it without thinking, I’m suppose I’m just very comfortable controlling it on my chest and bringing it down.”

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