English Premiership

Lampard: James' crossing ability is a dangerous weapon

2020-01-13 08:44
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Cape Town - Chelsea manager Frank Lampard says Reece James has excellent crossing ability which should be capitalised on as much as possible.

Academy graduate James turned in a peerless showing as Chelsea subdued Burnley 3-0 in Saturday's Premier League clash, with the right-back whipping a stunning cross for Tammy Abraham's goal.

James has forced his way into Chelsea's first-choice starting line-up this term and now boss Lampard has branded the 19-year-old as crucial to the Blues' attacking framework.

"He's got a great, great delivery of cross and much more than that too," said Lampard.

"He's good on the ball and he's physically so good as well, and he's so young, so this is just the start for him.

"The way I want us to play, the full-backs are going to be huge for us.

"If I want to get it right then they have to join in and be an attacking threat.

"And he certainly is for us, he's a big weapon at the minute that we have to use well.

"We have to anticipate those crosses now because they are coming in with a lot on them, there's a lot of juice on those crosses now.

"And we have to be ready to anticipate and get across people and make goals like we did with the Tammy one today."

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