'We've won:' Some Chelsea fans react to news breaking about Liverpool player

It was a wonderful day for many Chelsea supporters after they discovered that Reece James had been selected ahead of Trent Alexander-Arnold for England duty.

Gareth Southgate called up the Blue’s defender to his national squad for the World Cup qualifying matches later this month.

There was no room for Liverpool’s Alexander-Arnold, which was music to the ears of Chelsea fans.

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It was a massive call from Southgate to drop Liverpool’s talented full-back, but not an overly surprising one.

Like so most of his Reds teammates, Alexander-Arnold hasn’t been hitting his maximum this season.

Many of his performances have left a lot to be desired, causing more scrutiny around his defensive capabilities.

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England are blessed with a plethora of talented right-backs. Therefore, Alexander-Arnold’s omission shouldn’t be too damaging.

With James, Kyle Walker and Kieran Trippier, the Three Lions have more than enough quality in that particular position.

Trippier was on the losing side to James as Chelsea overcome Atletico Madrid in the Champions League last night.

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Although it may not have changed their standings with England, it certainly gave the Blues youngster an edge of his compatriot.

James hasn’t been a regular starter for Thomas Tuchel but has always impressed when coming off the bench and rightly belongs with the national team.

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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.