“I don’t feel pressure” – Chelsea hot prospect ready for the step-up

Chelsea right back Reece James is on the verge of making his first team debut in the Premier League.

After a very successful loan spell at Wigan Athletic last year, James believes he is more than ready to get his chance at Chelsea.

His dream was temporarily halted over the summer when he picked up a knee injury playing for England Under-20s.

However, James will soon be back in Chelsea training, getting set to pull that shirt on and represent the club he has played for and supported since a very young age.

Frank Lampard is the ideal man to help complete his first team integration, showing an early trust in his young Chelsea players, starting both Mason Mount, and Tammy Abraham at Old Trafford on Sunday.

But James is a player who believes that he will not be affected by the pressure of making that transition.

Speaking to The Independent, James said:

“I don’t feel any pressure.

“I’m more motivated than I’ve ever been…and I’d like to think I never take a step back.”

“Even though I’m young, I proved I have the fight and I let my ability talk.

“It’s given me so much more confidence. Once I’d played a few games, nobody took any notice of my age, they just saw me as another player.”