James Ashton

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James Ashton
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0Full Name James Alexander Ashton
0Date of Birth 2 October 1992
0Place of Birth Gravesend, Kent, England
0Position Midfielder
0Chelsea career 2000 - 2013
0Debut n/a
0Games (goals) 0/0
0Other clubs None

James Ashton (born 2 October 1992 in Gravesend, Kent, England) is a midfielder who formerly played for Chelsea.

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Pre-Chelsea career

James has been with Chelsea since 2000, when he joined as an Under-8.

Chelsea career

James featured mainly as a right back for Chelsea’s younger age groups but when really making an impact in the Under-16s in the 2008 summer, it was as a dynamic box-to-box midfielder.

He showed himself to be best served as the link player in the midfield three – playing between the holding player and the attacking, creative outlet.

After a bright build-up to signing scholarship terms, things then went terribly for James. He made just three appearances in his first year due to a series of serious injuries, and his entire second year campaign was a washout as he continued to struggle with various ailments.

However, the club gave him a professional deal upon turning seventeen and showed patience with his rehabilitation and development. James returned to action in the 2011-12 pre-season but succumbed to a serious chest infection early in the season, sidelining him for another hefty period of time. He would finally return in early 2012 and play for both the reserve and youth teams at right back and in midfield.

He penned a new one-year contract in the summer of 2012 and with regular football not available at Chelsea, he joined Charlton Athletic on a season-long loan but returned in November, and was released from his Chelsea contract in January 2013.

International

James has no international representation to date.

Career statistics

Youth Team Football

Season Total
Apps Goals
2008-09 2 0
2009-10 3 0
2010-11 0 0
2011-12 3 0

Reserve Team and Under-21 Football

Season Total
Apps Goals
2011-12 2 0
2012-13 1 0

(Statistics accurate as of the end of James' Chelsea career)

Career honours

None

Post Chelsea career

TBC

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