CHELSEA star Reece James has revealed the two toughest players he has ever faced.
And none of them have ever competed against James in the Premier League.
The right-back singled out Real Madrid star Vinicius Junior and AC Milan ace Rafael Leao.
James told CFCBluesCom when asked to name the most difficult opponents he ever faced: “Vinni. Vinni is one. Vinicius.
“Say Vinni and Leao.”
Vinicius has risen to superstardom at Real by spearheading Carlo Ancelotti’s attack.
The striker is the obvious candidate to succeed the mantle from Karim Benzema at the frontline.
Leao, on the other had, has stood out at Milan ever since his arrival from Lille in 2019.
The winger has even attracted interest from various Premier League clubs.
That includes Chelsea, who have faced a bidding war with Real Madrid and Liverpool.
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James has also become a prolific figure at Stamford Bridge ever since his first-team breakthrough in 2019.
The right-back has since amassed a total of 11 goals and 20 assists in 140 appearances with the Blues.
And the England international will be crucial for Graham Potter’s side in the Champions League quarter-finals.