Chelsea’s right-back Reece James may be close to returning from injury – if his latest tweet is anything to go by. The picture has left many supporters at Stamford Bridge excited ahead of a potential first-team berth happening sooner than originally expected.
The young 19-year-old impressed during last season’s loan spell at Wigan Athletic, where he picked up a trio of awards at the end of season party including Player of the Season. He earned seven Man of the Match awards, scored three goals and laid on three assists in 45 appearances in the Championship last term.
His performances clearly caught the eye of manager Frank Lampard after it was revealed the 41-year-old was keen to have the starlet back up Cesar Azpilicueta this season – instead of Davide Zappacosta.
Many Chelsea fans seem to agree, responding to James’ latest tweet saying that he is the future captain of the club as well as being a future legend.
Others claimed that by Christmas, the exciting prospect will become the first choice right-back at the club – even ahead of Azpilicueta.
Another fan said it was good to see him back training and that he was gutted he missed pre-season whilst one supporter believed that next season was his, stating he can’t wait to see him play.
You can read the best of the reaction below:
Blue is the colour and Reece is our future captain
— RRAAJJ (@carefree977) July 30, 2019
By Christmas,Reece James will be our first choice RB ??????
— Positive Blue ???????? (@EliteJorginho5) July 30, 2019
Our best Center back and our best Right back in one picture ????
— . (@LeagueGnar) July 30, 2019
The sight of what we love to see! Welcome back mate!
— Kolo Jesse (@KoloJesse) July 30, 2019
Someone should help us buy zapacosta for Christ sake
— Malgwi. (@DanielMalgwi) July 31, 2019
2 captains posing for the cameras ????????
— Nicholas Benedict (@mailme2x) July 30, 2019
Welcome home mate. Future Chelsea legend ????????
— Peter (@InHeartsChelsea) July 30, 2019
So good to see you back again Reece.
Gutted that you missed the Pre-season
— Shubham Shah (@Shu_07_bham) July 30, 2019
Next season is yours mate ???????????? Can’t wait for it ????
— Lamps (@CFCLamps_) July 30, 2019
I see you the best potential to take the right back position and by two seasons to come fully fledged starter… Believe that
— DwhiteinBlack (@DwhiteinB) July 31, 2019