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Image: Chelsea ace proves his affection for the club by sharing brilliant throwback in Blues gear as a kid

Chelsea defender Reece James has shared an adorable picture of him with the Blues as a kid on his Twitter account

James has been a revelation for Chelsea so far this campaign, with his performances over the last international break suggesting he could have a role to play for England, too.

It was always going to take a special player to come into the side and displace club captain Cesar Azpilicueta. Perhaps the Blues wouldn’t have thought it would be one of their own, and so soon.

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James is very much Chelsea’s first-choice on the right of defence now, and the fans will no doubt be loving to see a player with Chelsea DNA in the starting eleven week-in, week-out.

The 20-year-old shared the below photo of him in Chelsea gear as a kid.

It will have been a real frustration for Chelsea fans to see their brightest, home-grown talents overlooked year after year. Frank Lampard is prepared to give them a chance, and it’s paying off.

Pictures like this are further evidence of a player’s affection for the club, having been there so long. You can rest assured that they will leave everything on the pitch fighting for the badge.

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