Reece James, who put up a great performance to defeat Burnley in the Premier League, received a slew of compliments from Chelsea coach, Thomas Tuchel.
Chelsea responded well on the field. They achieved a fantastic victory against Burnley in the middle of all the uncertainty surrounding them off the field. The Blues are mired in political instability as a result of the tensions between Russia and Ukraine in Eastern Europe. A victory would serve as a welcome reprieve for many Blues supporters.
After learning that the club has already been placed up for sale, supporters are left wondering what the future holds for them. They are preparing to bid farewell to their team’s Russian owner, Roman Abramovich. He has given the club a great deal of success over the previous 19 years. With the squad at hand and a superb coach at the head of the club, Chelsea fans can be confident in a group that is ready and willing to compete for greater things in the future years.
When the Blues defeated Burnley 4-0 at Turf Moor on Saturday, they demonstrated that they are serious about winning the Premier League title. Despite missing a significant portion of Chelsea’s season due to injury, Reece James put up an outstanding effort in his first start since returning from the sidelines.
Chelsea struggled to put together great performances when he was out, although the England international is one of the team’s primary creative sources. And Thomas Tuchel said that he missed having the player on whom he relied so much.
What did Thomas Tuchel say?
Following the victory against Burnley, Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel emphasised the significance of having a player of James’ calibre on his team. According to the Evening Standard, Tuchel waxed lyrical about the full-back and the value he offers to this Chelsea club.
“We had been missing him for such a long period that we had nearly become used to it. We played something like 25 matches in nine weeks, I believe. I don’t remember exactly how many. We were continually looking for answers. As a team, we were successful in finding them. We were able to win games and even trophies during this period.
When he comes back and plays, the first time from start to finish, you can see what we were missing out on. His decisiveness in training and games is a great asset. It’s quite amazing to see how he handles himself. If you play with this structure, these spots are quite significant. The same can be said for the positions on the left side. So when you realise what we’ve missed, it puts things into perspective. I’m grateful that he returned in such good shape,” Thomas Tuchel said.
In the end, James scored a goal and added an assist. He was also instrumental in the scoring of a second Chelsea goal. After a lengthy injury layoff, supporters will be hopeful that the Englishman can maintain his current level of performance for the remainder of the season.