Reece James

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Reece James
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0Full Name
0Date of Birth 8 December 1999
0Place of Birth London
0Position Defender/Midfielder
0Chelsea career 2007 -
0Debut 25 September 2019
0Games (goals) 1 (1)
0Other clubs Wigan Athletic (loan)

Reece James is a defender currently on loan at Wigan Athletic from Chelsea.

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Pre-Chelsea career

Reece joined Chelsea as an eight-year old.

Chelsea career

Reece made his Under-18 debut against West Ham United in March 2016 and quickly grew into a steady, reliable and unflappable presence in Jody Morris' youth team as a first-year scholar, missing just two matches en route to a treble success. He began the season as a right winger before settling into a full-back or wing-back role, and slotted comfortably into a Cesar Azpilicueta-esque centre-back position as the big games came late in the campaign.

A regular in the Development Squad in 2017-18, he also captained the Under-18s to a record fifth successive FA Youth Cup triumph whilst earning himself the club's Young Player of the Season award. In June 2018 he signed a new four-year contract and joined Wigan Athletic on loan. There, he was outstanding in every way, earning a clean sweep of club awards, proving himself in both defence and midfield, and earning a return to Chelsea and a promotion to the first-team squad. An ankle injury suffered in the Toulon Tournament set his debut back to September, but he subsequently earned himself a regular spot in manager Frank Lampard's plans.

International

Reece has represented England at every level up to Under-21, earning his first caps during April 2017's Under-18 tour to the Middle East, before then winning both the European Under-19 Championship and the Toulon Tournament later that summer.

Career statistics

Youth, Reserve and Under-21 Football

Season Under-18 European Dev Squad Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2015-16 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
2016-17 35 3 0 0 1 0 36 3
2017-18 9 0 8 0 26 4 43 4
2018-19 - - - - - - - -
2019-20 - - - - 2 0 2 0
Total 48 3 8 0 28 4 85 7

Career honours

Contract

Reece signed a new contract in January of 2020 that runs until the end of the 2024-25 season.

Current Squad
1 Kepa • 2 Rüdiger • 3 Alonso • 4 Christensen • 5 Jorginho • 5 Thiago Silva • 7 Kanté
• 8 Barkley • 9 Abraham • 10 Pulisic • 11 Werner • 12 Loftus-Cheek • 13 Caballero
• 15 Zouma • 16 Mendy • 17 Kovacic • 19 Mount • 20 Hudson-Odoi
• 12 Chilwell • 22 Ziyech • 24 James • 28 Azpilicueta • 29 Havertz • 33 Emerson• 55 Anjorin
Manager: Thomas Tuchel
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