Paul Merson compares Chelsea star Reece James to Manchester United legend David Beckham

first_imgManchester United hero and former England star Beckham (Picture: Getty)Merson has been impressed by his performances in west London, telling Sky Sports: ‘He crosses the ball as well as David Beckham used to.ADVERTISEMENT‘His crosses very rarely go to waste. He always does the right thing. He’s a forward’s dream. He whips the ball in on a consistent basis.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘It’s David Beckham-like. That’s exactly how Beckham used to hit the ball. His defending will get better but going forward he’s great.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘I think he’s the best kid at Chelsea right now and he could still get into the England squad for Euro 2020. I would give him a chance.’Liverpool legend Phil Thompson added: ‘At times he [James] looks effortless. He just glides through games. His positioning and timing is superb.’Chelsea, who are currently fourth in the Premier League, visit Newcastle United on Saturday evening. Comment Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 18 Jan 2020 1:00 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link959Shares Paul Merson compares Chelsea star Reece James to Manchester United legend David Beckhamcenter_img Advertisement Newcastle v Chelsea: Frank Lampard press conferenceTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 10:44FullscreenNewcastle v Chelsea: Frank Lampard press conference is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.MORE: Frank Lampard rules out Ross Barkley exit after West Ham target Chelsea midfielderMORE: West Ham defender Issa Diop responds to Manchester United and Chelsea transfer links Paul Merson has likened Chelsea’s Reece James to David Beckham (Picture: Getty)Paul Merson has likened highly-rated Chelsea star Reece James to Manchester United and England legend David Beckham.James, 20, has made 18 appearances for his boyhood club this season and Arsenal hero Merson believes he can force his way into England’s squad for Euro 2020.The full back spent last season on loan at Wigan Athletic and was named in the Championship Team of the Year before returning to Stamford Bridge.last_img

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