Chelsea recorded an emphatic 3-0 Premier League win over Burnley at the weekend – and some of the club’s supporters on Twitter were left waxing lyrical about the performance of their defender Reece James.
Frank Lampard’s side picked up a much-needed three points at Stamford Bridge against Burnley, which is a relief after struggling in several games at home this season.
Jorginho and Tammy Abraham had put the Blues into the driving seat by half-time with their goals, while Callum Hudson-Odoi then got in on the act with his first ever Premier League goal in the second period.
The Blues stay fourth in the league standings and have a five-point cushion over fifth-placed Manchester United.
A selection of Chelsea supporters on social media couldn’t hold in their excitement about the contribution of James in the league win.
The 20-year-old starred from right-back and terrorised Burnley with the offensive side of his game.
He put in several dangerous crosses into the box that were on a plate to attack, including Abraham’s headed goal in the first-half.
James has now completed every minute of the last three games across all competitions and it looks like he’s forcing his way into the team on a more consistent basis.
The England Under-21 international has taken any opportunity thrown his way by Lampard this campaign and his latest performance proved he is the real package.
He’s a powerhouse that can defend strongly one-on-one, while going forward he brings an extra attacking edge to the Chelsea side and his teammates have to start converting more of his crosses.
Here are some Chelsea fans on James:
Reece James has the highest ceiling of any academy grad we have.
— 🏴 (@TheFamousCFC_V1) January 11, 2020
What a player we have in Reece James. His Delivery is world class.
— Ben Green (@CFC_BenG) January 11, 2020
I’m not one for hyperbole but Reece James is basically Cafu.
— Luke Mitchell (@LukeMitchellCFC) January 11, 2020
Reece James really is some player. Strong, powerful, can defend and puts a great ball in. #CFC
— Ade Evans (@Ade_Evans) January 11, 2020
Let’s get this streak going now lads, Reece James deliveries were on point and CHO with his first premier league goal 🔥#CFC
— Gianni Makin (@GMak1998) January 11, 2020
Really happy about the clean sheet. Good performance by the youngsters. Reece James a real baller. #CFC 💙
— Athi Kala (@Athi_Kala) January 11, 2020
Reece James turns us into a very good side. It’s amazing what a good fullback can do for your team. Becoming the most important position in modern day football.
— James (@JxmesCFC) January 11, 2020
No hype needed for people to realize just how good Reece James is! man is on another level. His defensive and offensive techniques are on fire. Take a bow for King James. pic.twitter.com/JqH6NSgTlp
— Ibleedblue💙💙 (@_ChelseafanCFC) January 11, 2020
James is immense, Willian best season at the bridge , best young talent in world football, watch us come in next 18 months #cfc forever
— james1924 (@james19242) January 11, 2020