Reece James reveals the Chelsea legend he talks to nearly every week

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Just two years ago, Chelsea academy product Reece James was playing Championship football with Wigan. Fast forward two years after, the 21-year-old has helped Chelsea win the Champions League and played a key role in the process.

Reece James game has improved massively, and he’s now a key player for club and country.

The young full-back has revealed that he speaks to Chelsea legend Ashley Cole almost every week to improve his game.

“When I was young I wasn’t always a right-back,” James told reporters at St George’s Park on Thursday.

“I was a striker. But I’ve always looked up to Frank Lampard because he played for the club I supported, Ashley Cole similar.

“So I’ve always supported the boys who played for the team I supported.

“With Cole, we speak nearly every week. He’s probably one of the best left-backs to play the game.

“Even though he was a left-back the position is basically the same, just on the opposite side. He helps me a lot progressing.”

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