Chelsea have won their penalty shootout against Aston Villa, and the Blues have advanced to the next round.
It was a shootout with plenty of twists and turns – and two crossbar strikes – but in the end it came down to Reece James to win it.
The full back – who had already assisted a goal and saved a shot off the line – stepped up and spanked it into the top corner.
His celebrations were well deserved. He was the outstanding player on the pitch today, and he underlined his importance to this team.
You can see the fine effort in the clip embedded here:
Reece James with the winning penalty 💙 pic.twitter.com/VUezaNS5fp
— Frank Khalid (@FrankKhalidUK) September 22, 2021
REECE JAMES SENDS CHELSEA THROUGH! 🔵🔵 pic.twitter.com/mEzYIdvrKO
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) September 22, 2021
[Footage from ESPN]
WHAT A PENALTY FROM REECE JAMES pic.twitter.com/wgdGvqynSX
— Felix ⭐️⭐️ (@cfc_felix_) September 22, 2021