Chelsea recorded a 0-0 draw away to Manchester United on Saturday evening – and some of the Blues supporters on Twitter reacted to pick out their defender Reece James as a major positive from the fixture.
Frank Lampard’s side went to Old Trafford and managed to earn a point in the Premier League fixture, with the two teams cancelling each other out for large spells.
The Blues were certainly far from their best in an attacking sense and created very little, but it’s obvious major work has gone into improving the club’s defence.
Goalkeeper Edouard Mendy made an excellent save in stoppage time to earn the draw, while centre-back Thiago Silva was dominant and left-back Ben Chilwell continues to look like a great addition.
Lampard decided to operate with a back five in the match, which meant James was used in a right wing-back role and it looks natural to him.
The 20-year-old academy graduate was assured in his defensive work and it helped that he had captain Cesar Azpilicueta backing him up behind, while a big case could be made for him also being the side’s greatest attacking threat.
He showed off his crossing technique with some mouth-watering balls into the penalty area, but the team clearly need to work on finding a balance between attack and defence.
Here are some Chelsea fans hailing James:
what a player reece james
— KP (@cfc_kp) October 24, 2020
Reece James is the best player on the pitch
— ~ (@BardiaCFC) October 24, 2020
Reece James has easily been our best player this game. Been delivering none stop balls into the box, just unlucky no one can get onto them
— ZΛCH (@CFCZach) October 24, 2020
Reece James has been superb this match
— Y Naik (@CFCNaik) October 24, 2020
Reece James is an absolute beast. Has been our best player the last 2-3 games. And will only get better
— José Montagna C. (@Montagna_CFC) October 24, 2020
Reece James making sure everyone knows he’s the best James by far
— Ryan🇨🇦 (@RyanCFC____) October 24, 2020
Yeah Reece James is Generational
— TAMMYSZN (@CFC_David_) October 24, 2020
James & Chilwell playing in those wing back positions looks to be a great call
— _ (@247cfc) October 24, 2020