Mason Mount, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ethan Ampadu have received a lot of attention from Chelsea fans.
But another academy graduate’s performances have forced Chelsea fans to sit up and take notice of him.
Reece James is having an excellent season on loan from the Blues at Wigan Athletic in the Championship.
James came through the Chelsea academy, captaining the under-18s to win the FA Youth Cup and was the Academy Player of the Season last year.
And the 18-year-old has quickly established himself as Wigan’s starting right-back.
As a result of his performances, Wigan awarded James the Player of the Month title for the third straight month.
Because of Cesar Azpilicueta’s struggling performances this season, many Chelsea fans are hoping James is involved next season.
Azpilicueta’s looked uncomfortable at times this season, whereas James has been a joy to watch.
So, here’s how Chelsea fans reacted to James’ continued success at Wigan in the Championship:
Well done Reece! 👊👊💙
— CarefreeYouth (@CarefreeYouth) December 1, 2018
Don't sleep on him @ChelseaFC 👀👏
— Tom Andrews (@CarefreeTom_182) December 1, 2018
Bossing it Reece, keep it going 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽
— Ollie Glanvill (@OllieGlanvill) December 1, 2018
Congratulations Reece ! That's quite an achievement ! Very impressive !!! It would be great if sometime in the near future, we could see you, along with @Calteck10 , @rubey_lcheek all playing with the 1st team !!! Your moving in the right direction Reece ! Keep it going !
— Norm Rumack (@NormanRumack) December 2, 2018
Balling out Reece, keep it up, CFC first team soon come👀
— FL (@F_Lammie) December 1, 2018
Enjoy your time @reecejames69 .We are waiting to see you next season wearing the shirt at Stamford bridge
— Stanislav Haidarliev (@dqkoncheto) December 1, 2018