Alan Shearer raves about two Chelsea stars, including ‘excellent’ 21-year-old

Alan Shearer has raved about two Chelsea players that he’s included in his Premier League Team of the Week segment.

Shearer decided to name both Reece James and Romelu Lukaku in his weekly edition following Chelsea’s 2-0 away victory at Arsenal in the top flight match.

Firstly, 21-year-old right wing-back James received praise for his individual contribution. The England international scored one and assisted another as he made a huge impact in the opposition’s half. 

Meanwhile, 28-year-old forward Lukaku marked his second debut for the Blues with the opening goal, which was a tap-in from a close distance. He’s now back in the Premier League after a move to Stamford Bridge from Inter Milan this summer.

“He created the opener, scored the second and helped keep a clean sheet. An excellent display,” Shearer said about James


He added on Lukaku: “It was always going to happen, a goal on his return to Chelsea. He dominated Arsenal from start to finish.”

Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images
Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images

James-Lukaku partnership may be seen more often

James’ crossing from wide areas has been underrated since his Chelsea breakthrough and that’s because he’s not had anyone consistently converting his balls into the penalty box. However, this could be about to change drastically. 

The youngster’s assist for Lukaku should be a sign of more to come. 

There was a similar instance during the Arsenal match where James could have laid it on a plate for Lukaku again, but he will learn by playing with him more that the striker will keeping making that intelligent movement. 

It’s such an exciting partnership that surely Thomas Tuchel will be working on in training.

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A sports journalist who graduated from Staffordshire University in 2016 and is a Chelsea supporter. Loves anything football or cricket related when it comes to England.