Reece James admits Tammy Abraham stakes a claim to being the best FIFA 20 player at Chelsea – but only because he never comes off the game.
The 20-year-old, who returned from a loan spell at Wigan to become a key member of Frank Lampard ’s squad this season, was speaking before he went head-to-head with Manchester United defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka in a game of FIFA 20 to raise money for the National Emergency Trust charity.
United legend Rio Ferdinand is fronting the new initiative, which pits some of the biggest name in football against each other on the game to both raise funds and encourage people to stay at home amid the coronavirus pandemic.
James was speaking to Rio Ferdinand ahead of his FIFA 20 battle with Aaron Wan-Bissaka to raise money for the National Emergency Trust charity
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And when asked by Ferdinand which Blues star is the most talented FIFA 20 player, James identified Abraham as the Stamford Bridge No.1 – while also throwing Mason Mount’s name in the hat.
“Tammy is probably the best player cos all he does is play PlayStation. He doesn’t come off it,” he said.
“Mason [Mount] is good as well.”
The defender admitted Tammy Abraham is Chelsea’s best FIFA 20 player – but only because he never comes off the game
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James has racked up 26 appearances for Chelsea in the 2019/20 campaign after making his debut in their Carabao Cup win over Grimsby back in September.
Lampard has handed first-team debuts to six academy graduates in west London this term, with the likes of Mount, Fikayo Tomori and Billy Gilmour also becoming important players for the Blues.
James is one of six players to make their first-team debuts at Stamford Bridge this season
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“Obviously it’s great playing under a Chelsea legend,” James continued.
“When I was supporting the…