Reece James has given Chelsea a main boost after returning to coaching following a prolonged spell on the sidelines with an ankle ligament injury.
The 19-year-old suffered the setback whereas taking part in for England U20s within the Toulon Tournament in June and has consequently been unable to characteristic below Frank Lampard.
Although James is but to make a first-team look for Chelsea, he is regarded as one of many membership’s finest prospects and has been earmarked to problem Cesar Azpilicueta for his right-back place upon his return.
Taking to Twitter on Wednesday, James posted a image of himself operating at Chelsea’s Cobham coaching floor, accompanied by the message: ‘It’s been a whereas.’
It’s been a whereas 😁 pic.twitter.com/qieBqZZHas
— Reece James (@reecejames_24) September 11, 2019
James rose to prominence throughout a season-long mortgage spell with Wigan Athletic final season, successful the membership’s Player of the Year and Goal of the Season awards, as nicely as incomes a place within the Championship Team of the Year.
Such was his type final time period, Chelsea followers have been clamouring for James to be given a probability within the first-team and he may observe in Mason Mount and Tammy Abraham’s footsteps by establishing himself in Lampard’s facet.
Chelsea’s official account additionally celebrated James’ return to motion by posting a video of him dropping some crutches.
Azpilicueta has backed James to make a large affect at Chelsea, saying: ‘I am here to help everybody and he is an amazing kid. He has a very good mentality. No one has any doubts about his talent on the pitch and hopefully he can be a very important player.’
Although the performances of academy graduates Mount and Abraham have been spectacular, Chelsea’s outcomes have been blended whereas their defensive document ranks second-worst within the Premier League after 4 video games.
A variety of vital gamers look like on the comeback path, although, with Antonio Rudiger, N’Golo Kante and Callum Hudson-Odoi, all making good progress from numerous injury issues.