Chelsea announces new team captain Reece James.

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Chelsea have officially announced the appointment of Reece James as their new club captain. Before the new Premier League season begins this weekend.

The 23-year-old England international is the new captain. Replacing Cesar Azpilicueta. who moved from the Blues to Atletico Madrid free of charge At the beginning of the summer

James is a product of the Chelsea Academy and joined the west London club as a six-year-old.

Argentine coach Mauricio Pochettino said: “This is a decision for me and the club. We are delighted that Reece will be captain this season.”UFABET 

“He led by example, his attitude and commitment to Chelsea was evident throughout pre-season. He proudly wore the armband during the tour this summer. And will take on the challenge of leading our team with his own way and ideas.”

James said: “I am very happy with this role and responsibility.”

“I knew there was something big ahead. Because we’ve had great captains here in the past. But I’m excited.”

“I’ve been at Chelsea most of my life. I started here at 6 years old and it was difficult to get through the academy. But taking the step and becoming the captain of the team. It’s a great feeling for me and my family.