Trent Alexander-Arnold has admitted that he has been impressed by the performances of Chelsea defender Reece James and believes the right-back is ‘up there with the perfect within the Premier League’.

Trent Alexander-Arnold has quick established himself as top-of-the-line right-backs on the earth lately, since making his debut for Liverpool in 2016. The 22-year-old is presently out injured however has saved tabs on the progress of Chelsea star Reece James, who’s competing with him for the right-back spot within the England Nationwide workforce.

20-year-old Reece James has additionally had a fast rise to fame at Chelsea. The precise-back rose via Chelsea’s famed youth system and spent the 2018-19 season on mortgage at Wigan Athletic within the Championship, the place he gained essential expertise.

James impressed every one together with his performances for Wigan and was retained by Chelses earlier than the beginning of the 2019-20 season. The Englishman spent a lot of final season making an attempt to displace veteran defender Cesar Azpilicueta from the right-back place, which he lastly managed to do.

Reece James has now turn into a daily within the Chelsea beginning line-up, and his stellar performances for the Blues earned him a call-up for the England nationwide workforce. James made 4 appearances for England, throughout which he impressed punidts and followers.

Trent Alexander-Arnold welcomes the competitors for England locations from Chelsea’s Reece James

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Chelsea v Sheffield United – Premier League

Liverpool right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold stated that he welcomes the competitors from his Chelsea rival.

“I bear in mind him all the time being good for Chelsea youth groups, bear in mind watching him within the Youth Cup,” Trent Alexander-Arnold advised the Night Customary.

“Chelsea might be the toughest workforce to interrupt into as an area lad and as a younger English participant. For him to have the ability to do that could be a assertion itself. He has proven since he got here in during the last yr or so that he’s a superb participant, stable defensively and good going ahead,” he stated.

Trent Alexander-Arnold heaped reward on his England teammate and went on to say that Reece James has a vivid future, and the potential to turn into top-of-the-line defenders on the earth.

“He’s an all-round right-back and possibly up there with among the finest within the league. He’s nonetheless younger and has so much to be taught however as for his expertise and potential he’s an excellent participant,” Alexander-Arnold stated.

“Competitors for locations is all the time thrilling. It’s all the time one thing that helps me, I feel helps loads of gamers get higher. I feel right-back is probably the most populated place for England, there are loads of actually good gamers going for one place so it’s all the time going to trigger complications for the supervisor,” he added.

Trent Alexander-Arnold and Reece James will face competitors from the likes of Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Kieran Trippier, and Tariq Lamptey for the right-back spots in England’s squad for Euro 2021.

It’s presently the Liverpool and Chelsea defenders who lead the queue for the spots, however it will likely be fascinating to see who Gareth Southgate decides to select within the closing squad for the event.

Printed 28 Nov 2020, 18:07 IST



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