Reece James “can compete” with Trent Alexander-Arnold and Aaron Wan-Bissaka for the coveted right-back place on England’s Gareth Southgate squad, according to Mario Melchiot.
The ex-Chelsea defender told: “I’m curious about him and the way he works while you’re asking about Alexander-Arnold.”
He compares the player to Wan-Bissaka, “He’s always confident switching the play around. Wan-Bissaka is more defensive, but Reece James has the ability and strength, he has the speed to keep up with people and he knows how to do it.”
By way of improvement in James’ play, Melchiot suggests, “There are still a few things that he needs to develop in his game, but if he can become a regular with Chelsea, he can compete with those two guys than why wouldn’t he want to do so? We play football to compete with the best.”