Declan Rice and Tammy Abraham impressed by Chelsea ace's CL display vs Juventus last night

Declan Rice and Tammy Abraham were among a number of players to praise Reece James following his Champions League heroics for Chelsea yesterday.

James blew the roof off Stamford Bridge on Tuesday evening whilst firing a hole through the middle of the Juventus heart.

The 21-year-old was at the centre of Chelsea’s 4-0 deconstruction of the Serie A outfit, which ensured the home side’s safe passage to the knockout rounds.

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He stung the fingertips of Wojciech Szczesny twice in the first half, but eventually put one past the Pole after the interval.

RONALDO NEEDS TO STOP WHINING.

His deliveries constantly threatened the Juve rear-guard, as did the defender’s marauding runs down the right.

Jumping for James

It was another night to remember for the England international.

One that he ensured would stick around for a while by uploading a celebratory picture to his Instagram.

A post that was met with an outpour of loving messages from his teammates and friends.

Rice and Abraham both left one-worded responses to the right-back’s awesome European performance.

Kepa Arrizabalaga, a joyful spectator from the bench, also hailed his Chelsea co-worker.

As did Antonio Rudiger, who played his part in the Juve deconfiguration on the pitch.

Lauren James, sister of Reece and fellow Blue, shared some family joy.

Other brilliant Blues

A delightful reception for a delightful footballer, who really is at the pinnacle of his profession right now.

As are many of his club colleagues.

Take Callum Hudson-Odoi for example.

The attacker etched his name onto the scoresheet versus Juve, his fourth goal contribution in seven matches.

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Better than that, he has featured in each of the last eight fixtures, a feat rarely achieved in his Chelsea career.

All is shining bright for the Blues.

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Nathaniel is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has worked at Burton Albion as part of their media team for two years. Nathaniel produces regular articles for the club’s official website and match-day programme. He covered the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup in Brittany and has reported from grounds ranging from non-league up to the Premier League.