Chelsea fans react to England performance from Reece James

Chelsea defender Reece James completed 90 minutes of international football on Thursday night – and some Blues fans responded on Twitter by giving him amor credit for his performance. 

The Chelsea star helped Gareth Southgate’s England beat Republic of Ireland 3-0 at Wembley in a friendly, as they warm up for two Nations League fixtures. 

James, who is suspended for the Nations League games and will return to his club, caught the eye with his latest international display.

The 20-year-old full-back was deployed in a right wing-back position against Ireland and looked a threat going forward, while late on he showed his versatility by dropping into a centre-back role as part of a back three. 

He is a rising talent from the Chelsea academy that continues to keep improving and he’s now nailed down a spot in Frank Lampard’s XI, with his next task trying to beat Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold to England’s right-back spot. 

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A selection of Chelsea fans on social media were delighted with James’ display for England and were left waxing lyrical about him.

He’ll now get the chance to rest before domestic football resumes and it certainly looks like he’s forced his way into Southgate’s squad on a permanent basis. 

Here are some Blues supporters discussing James:
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