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|Full Name||Reece Steven Antoniye Mitchell|
|Date of Birth||19th September 1995|
|Place of Birth||Westminster, London, England|
|Chelsea career||2005 - 2016|
Reece Mitchell (born 19th September 1995 in Westminster, London, England) is a forward who formerly played for Chelsea.
Reece joined Chelsea's academy at Under-11, hailing from the same North London school (and age group) as Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling.
Reece made his Under-18 debut as an Under-15 at the back end of the 2010-11 season and has made further appearances during 2011-12, scoring his first goal in December 2011 against Portsmouth. He made nine appearances in his final year as a schoolboy, mostly used in a wide forward role due to his small stature and good pace and dribbling skills.
He had an excellent start to the 2012-13 season, racking up a considerable number of assists, but his campaign was prematurely ended in early 2013 when he suffered a broken leg during an FA Youth Cup tie against Derby County. His return came at the start of the 2013-14 season when, with a professional contract since signed, he picked up where he left off, creating three goals in eight outings before Christmas as well as scoring a lovely volley against Aston Villa.
A graduation into the Under-21 ranks came in the second half of the season and whilst it was perhaps due to other players being preferred for the 2013-14 FA Youth Cup campaign, he performed very capably indeed and regularly earned the praise of manager Dermot Drummy for his mature performances.
The thin Under-21 schedule in the early part of the 2014-15 season combined with ineligibility for the 2014-15 FA Youth Cup and UEFA Youth League owing to age made it a testing time for a player who had already missed a chunk of development due to injury but Reece played well whenever given the opportunity and showed versatility late in the season by featuring as a wing-back. 2015-16 was a considerable breakthrough for him though as he put together an almost injury-free campaign, only succumbing to a hamstring problem in the final fortnight of the campaign. His diligent and mature displays on either flank in attack made him one of Adi Viveash's most indispensable players and six goals was his best return in a single season since his Under-16 days.
His contract expired at the end of the campain however and despite Chelsea offering him an extended stay, he opted to sign a two-year deal with Chesterfield on July 29th 2016.
Reece has been capped by England at Under-16 level.
Youth, Reserve and Under-21 Football
(Statistics accurate as of the end of the 2015-16 season)
- 2010 Sky Sports Victory Shield (England Under-16s)
- 2011-12 FA Youth Cup
- 2013-14 FA Youth Cup
- 2013-14 Under-21 Premier League