Chelsea host Manchester City tomorrow in a Premier League showdown – and some Blues fans on Twitter claim they want to see Reece James start for them. 

Thomas Tuchel’s side welcome Pep Guardiola’s men to Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon, with the hosts certainly getting the upper hand over their opponents in recent meetings. 

On the same day that London boxer Anthony Joshua fights Oleksandr Usyk, two heavyweights in Chelsea and Man City also face off against each other in the capital. 

The Blues have won the last three meetings against Man City, including the Champions League final back at the end of May.

However, Guardiola’s team are the defending league champions with so much quality. Therefore, they are a really dangerous outfit this weekend as they seek some form of revenge. 

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Will Reece James start tomorrow?

A selection of Chelsea supporters on social media are desperate for James to play against Man City.


The 21-year-old defender started in the midweek cup victory against Aston Villa, which is a game he really impressed in. But, he was left on the bench during last weekend’s league win against Spurs.

It’s worth pointing out that James has started in each of Chelsea’s last three wins against Man City, so surely that’s something that will go in his favour when Tuchel makes his selection.

He played as a right-sided centre-back against Villa, but you’d expect him in his usual wing-back role if he gets the nod tomorrow.

If he does start, would Cesar Azpilicueta play centre-half or come out of the XI altogether? The Blues have a good problem to have with so many quality defensive options.

Here are some Chelsea fans discussing James:

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