Former Chelsea midfielder Joe Cole has heaped reward on Blues right-back Reece James for his spectacular efficiency in his crew’s current 3-0 win over AC Milan within the UEFA Champions League.
The Blues registered their first continental win underneath new head coach Graham Potter at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday (October 5). Wesley Fofana opened the scoring within the twenty fourth minute from a nook earlier than being substituted off within the thirty eighth minute with a knee damage.
James, who was working on the appropriate flank in a 3-4-2-1 setup, assisted new signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for his crew’s second objective within the 56th minute. 5 minutes later, he tripled the hosts’ lead with an emphatic near-post end from a Raheem Sterling move.
Talking on BT Sport (through Metro), Cole shared his ideas on his former crew’s assertion win over the Serie A champions within the Group E conflict. He additionally lauded James for his contributions. He mentioned:
“There was a large gulf in school between the 2 groups tonight. It was a routine win for Chelsea. It was very disappointing from Milan usually because they threw the towel in in the direction of the top of the objective. That will not sit nicely for Milan followers.”
“However Chelsea have been nice, Reece James was chic all night time, there’s not sufficient superlatives for that man. It was so routine. To do this to an AC Milan reveals we’re getting in the appropriate path so I’m completely delighted.”
Former Blues ahead Eniola Aluko additionally chimed in and mentioned:
“Reece James is so good together with his objective. He waits for the overlap to occur and the strike is nice. It’s such an clever end. He was one of the best participant on the pitch within the second half.”
James has netted two targets and laid out two assists in 9 appearances throughout all competitions within the ongoing 2022-23 marketing campaign.
Chelsea are subsequent scheduled to face Wolverhampton Wanderers at Stamford Bridge within the Premier League on Saturday (October 8).
Chelsea in race to signal Jordan Pickford – Experiences
In accordance with journalist Simon Phillips, Chelsea have joined Manchester United within the race to signal Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford.
Edouard Mendy, who arrived from Rennes for £22 million in the summertime of 2020, is presently the Blues’ first-choice goalkeeper. Nevertheless, his future is up within the air because the membership’s board have misplaced religion within the participant.
Pickford, however, has registered 55 clear sheets in 206 appearances for the Toffees. He’s additionally England’s first-choice shot-stopper and performed within the 2018 FIFA World Cup and the Euro 2020 final 12 months.
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