Chelsea academy graduate Reece James has been at the club since 2006 and he is finally gearing up for his first senior appearance for the club.
Having been out injured since the start of the summer, he has missed Chelsea’s pre-season campaign and their stuttering start to the Premier League.
Their is excitement building for his return to the field of play as the 19-year old has been stepping up his training.
Has already been reported elsewhere, but been led to believe that #HudsonOdoi is planning to make his long-awaited return from Achilles tendon injury in #cfc's development squad game against Brighton at Stamford Bridge on Friday night. Reece James has also stepped up training.
— Simon Johnson (@SJohnsonSport) September 11, 2019
Having yet to see him as a senior Chelsea player, Blues supporters won’t have to wait much longer to see him make his debut.
According to Goal reporter Nizaar Kinsella, James is likely to make his first start for the club this month against Grimsby Town in the Carabao Cup Third round.
Chelsea face Grimsby in the Third round of the Carabao Cup. Likely first start for Reece James on 25 September. #CFC
— Nizaar Kinsella (@NizaarKinsella) September 10, 2019
The former Wigan Athletic loan player is expected to challenge Cesar Azpilicueta for that starting right back role, and he’s already in a good position to do so after an impressive first season in men’s football last year.