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'I never wanted to play right-back!' - James reveals defensive distastes in Chelsea career

 The Blues star has made his name over the past few seasons as a defensive dynamo but originally didn't want anything to do with the position

Reece James has revealed that he did not want to play at right-back during his Chelsea academy days, but admitted that it helped him realise his dreams of turning professional as a teenager.

The Blues star has made his name over the past few seasons as one of the most promising defensive talents in the British game, with Champions League glory and Euro 2020 silver-medal honours to match.

But now, the England international has acknowledged that he bristled for several years at the decision to move him from his original midfield position during his youth at the club's Cobham base.



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