Jason Cundy thinks Reece James has been by far the best player at Chelsea so far this season.

It’s been a turbulent opening couple of months to the 2022/23 season for the Blues, who have already changed their manager with Graham Potter replacing Thomas Tuchel in the dugout.

They sit seventh in the Premier League table right now, plus are bottom of their group in the Champions League.

There’s no doubt Potter has a massive job on his hands at Stamford Bridge, but there is so much talent at his disposal to work with.

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Cundy thinks James has been best Chelsea player

TalkSPORT pundit Cundy says James has easily been the top performer in Chelsea colours during this campaign.

The right wing-back has a goal and assist in seven appearances across all competitions. He looks like the most creative player for the Blues and defends very aggressively, too.

When discussing if any Chelsea players make the Premier League team of the season so far, Cundy told talkSPORT: “Reece James is the only one I can look at and say is in the conversation.

“There’s no one else this season you look at and go ‘he’s done well’. The performances have been below par; they’ve been substandard.

“If you had to vote for Chelsea’s player of the season right now, Reece James wins hands down.”

Described as a “machine” recently by Owen Hargreaves, James must be an absolute nightmare to come up against on the field.

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Aged 22, James already looks like such a complete player, which is why it’s a scary thought of how good he could be with more experience under his belt.

He’s got all the physical and technical attributes that shine through in his game.

One interesting point to highlight is the bite to his game when he takes to the field, which is why many view him as future captain material.

You never want to go too overboard with praise on one player, but James really does belong in the conversation for one of the game’s most impressive full-backs.

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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.