Chelsea legends return, Reece James skill and Frank Lampard pushing Callum Hudson-Odoi for more

Reece James skill

Reece James would probably have a good reason to feel aggrieved that he didn’t pick up at least one assist in the 2-0 FA Cup win over Nottingham Forest yesterday.

Several times the right-back put in excellent crosses that Michy Batshuayi and the other Chelsea players were unable to finish.

But the 20-year-old did do one moment of magic that went down very well with the Stamford Bridge crowd.

With the youngster heading towards the sideline, the academy product did a wonderful bit of skill that took out two Forest players and got a standing ovation from many inside the ground.

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Chelsea fans to Nottingham Forest

Towards the end of 2019, the Blues really struggled at home with defeats to West Ham, Bournemouth and Southampton.

So it would have been a nice change for Chelsea supporters to see a win at Stamford Bridge and keep a clean sheet in the process.

And Chelsea fans made the travelling end aware of the rare occasion by singing “How **** must you be, we’re winning at home.”

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Lampard pushing Hudson-Odoi for more

Callum Hudson-Odoi put in an excellent display for Chelsea in the win over Forest, scoring the first and then making the second.

But Frank Lampard wants even more from the youngster, and that was certainly the case during the first half of the game.

At one point, Lampard urged Hudson-Odoi to make a more central run into the box so that he could try to get on the end of a cross.

With Hudson-Odoi on Lampard’s side in both halves, the Blues boss was making sure to give him instructions to get the best out of him.

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