It’s fair to say that the Chelsea supporters could be forgiven for worrying how the young performers would respond to playing this campaign, but everything has gone so much better than expected.
Frank Lampard has his team on track for a top-four finish while also proving that the club doesn’t need to rely on big-money transfers. That’s not to say that there won’t be signings this month, but it also seems like the club are focusing on rewarding the young talents too.
Many thought that Mason Mount would be the leading break-out player this campaign, but Tammy Abraham and Reece James have probably been the standouts. According to a report from The Telegraph, the full-back is set to pledge his long term future to the club.
They tell that he’s now ready to commit himself and sign a new five-year deal, even though he already has two years left on his current contract. It’s not clear if it would just be five years or five years on top of the remaining two, but either way, it’s excellent news for everyone involved.
He’s mainly competing with Cesar Azpilicueta for the right-back spot, but he offers so much more than the Spaniard in an attacking sense. Spanish defender might be the safer option in a defensive mind, but James is actually enjoyable to watch when he gets on the ball.
It seems like the fans will get to see him for a lot longer after this news.