Chelsea had a training session on Wednesday afternoon – and some of the club’s supporters on Twitter were excited to see Reece James included.
The Blues host Eintracht Frankfurt on Thursday night in the second leg of a Europa League semi-final, with the score at 1-1 on aggregate after the first meeting in Germany.
Maurizio Sarri’s team already have a top four spot secured in the Premier League and can now chase silverware in Europe.
Chelsea players trained ahead of the Frankfurt clash at Stamford Bridge, with youngsters James and Trevoh Chalobah drafted into the first-team training (official website).
Both have been out on season-long loans in the Championship, but have returned to West London following the expiration of their deals.
A selection of Blues fans were ecstatic to see James back in a Chelsea kit and feel he can make a breakthrough next season.
The 19-year-old defender helped Wigan retain their Championship status this campaign and was their outstanding performer.
He is an all-action right-back that is brilliant going forward and may be able to put some pressure on Cesar Azpilicueta next season if Sarri gives him a shot in the senior set-up.
Here are some Chelsea fans excited about their highly-rated prospect James:
One day he will be the Best RB in the world 💪💪💙💙
— Daniel Evans (@Daniel_Evans56) May 8, 2019
Can’t wait new season ! welcome home @reecejames69 💙👏
— ♥KAA 🇲🇾♥ (@zztulira) May 8, 2019
We all saw what Trent turned out to become for lipool. Give the lad a chance sarri
— DEREK EDEM (@eDeejae) May 8, 2019
Finally more perfect crosses into the box
— lawalgbolahan (@Optimuz433) May 8, 2019
so happy to see reece james! can’t wait to see him hopefully shine next season
— ana (@ana81618960) May 8, 2019
YES, now keep the lad next season!!💙💙
— Erwin van Loenen (@VanLoenen17) May 8, 2019
— Corder Pyle (@_25cent) May 8, 2019