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Pat Nevin: Reece James is like Beckham

Chelsea's legend Pat Nevin has compared Reece James' crossing ability to David Beckham's. The right full-back has been in sen...


Chelsea's legend Pat Nevin has compared Reece James' crossing ability to David Beckham's. The right full-back has been in sensational form for Chelsea, creating opportunities from the right-wing.

Nevin told Chelsea's website that James crossing is up there with that of the former Manchester United star.

“One skill that looks much easier than it first appears is sending in a vicious cross at pace, with perfect direction while on the run,” he told Chelsea’s website.

“Think of David Beckham at his best. His crossing was his finest attribute by far, and suddenly you realise that being brilliant at one particular skill can get you a very long way in the game.

“I mention Beckham because the quality of crossing that we see most weeks from Reece James reminds me of his level.

“It is easy enough to put a ball into that area between the defence and the keeper.

“But it is much harder to do it unerringly with pace so the defenders are scared to touch it. The keeper has no chance of coming out to collect it.

“All the forwards have to do is get on the end of it with any sort of touch.”

Reece James is expected to be named in Chelsea's first eleven for the game against Newcastle United this weekend.


Written by Vince @blue_footy

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