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EPL English Premier LeagueMelchiot Believes James Can Compete with Alexander-Arnold to Join Southgate

Melchiot Believes James Can Compete with Alexander-Arnold to Join Southgate

According to Mario Melchiot, Reece James “can compete” with Trent Alexander-Arnold and Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

The ex-Chelsea defender told Talksport: “I’m curious about him and the way he works while you’re asking about Alexander-Arnold.

“He’s always confident switching the play around. Wan-Bissaka is more defensive, but Reece James has the ability and strength, he has the speed to keep up with people and he knows how to do it.

“There are still a few things that he needs to develop in his game, but if he can become a regular with Chelsea, he can compete with those two guys than why wouldn’t he want to do so? We play football to compete with the best.”

He thus believes James has an equal opportunity to win the coveted right-back position on England’s Gareth Southgate squad.

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