Chelsea supporters are delighted after Reece James was confirmed in Gareth Southgate’s England 26-man squad for the upcoming European Championships.
Southgate had an embarrassment of riches to choose from in James’ position – with Trent Alexander-Arnold, Kyle Walker, Kieran Trippier also selected, with a shock four right-backs included in the squad.
The Blues full-back enjoyed a terrific season on the right side of Chelsea’s exceptional defensive line, with his Champions League final performance on Saturday evening epitomising his campaign.
Now, his form has been rewarded with a call-up to the Euros, with the Three Lions heavily tipped to compete for the trophy.
Fellow Blues stars Ben Chilwell and Mason Mount have also been called up to the squad, although their positions were never really in doubt given their form throughout the 2020/21 season.
Chelsea fans have been reacting to Southgate’s decision on Twitter and it is safe to say they agree with his call.