Here are your Chelsea morning headlines for Sunday, November 8.
Souness impressed by James
Chelsea defender Reece James will continue to ‘get better and better’, according to Sky Sports pundit Graeme Souness.
James enjoyed another impressive evening at right-back as the Blues eased to a 4-1 win over Sheffield United yesterday.
And while £50million left-back Ben Chilwell grabbed some of the headlines with a goal, Souness lauded the man on the opposite flank.
“When you buy a player for a lot of money, all the focus is on him,” Souness said on Sky Sports. “Ben Chilwell, they spent £50million quid on a full-back and all the focus is on him.
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“In Reece James, he’s a top player. Given his age, he’s going to get better and better.
“I’ve not talked about his strength, his pace, his delivery, and in terms of defending he looks like he’s got that already.
“So you can only see him getting better and better.”
Lampard delighted with Kante progress
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has heaped praise on fit-again N’Golo Kante after revealing the efforts to manage the Frenchman’s fitness.
Kante has started all eight league games this term having endured an injury-hit 2019/20 campaign which restricted him to 22 appearances.
And Lampard is pleased with the 29-year-old’s contributions after the former Leicester City midfielder’s assist for Timo Werner’s goal against the Blades.
“He played about 50 per cent of the games last year and that is a big loss for half the season, a player of his level,” said Lampard.
“So I made a big, big step to try to manage his training and games and make sure that we attempt to have him fit and ready for as many games as we can.
“The last couple of games we have played is N’Golo Kante. His attributes are incredible, he can play in many…