Reece James credits Thomas Tuchel for goalscoring exploits

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Chelsea full-back Reece James has credited head coach Thomas Tuchel with his fine form in front of goal, with the 21-year-old emerging as the club’s unlikely top scorer this season.

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James has now racked up five goals and five assists in 14 games in all competitions so far, adding to his goalscoring tally with a fine strike in the 4-0 demolition of Juventus in the Champions League on Tuesday night.

Having seen a very decent effort saved by Wojciech Szczesny before half-time, James popped up again ten minutes after the break to take a clearance down on his chest, let the ball bounce, and rifle it beyond the despairing goalkeeper to make the score 2-0.

Speaking to Chelsea’s official website, the England international praised his manager for his prowess in front of goal this season.

“I think it is down to him [Tuchel],” he said. “He wants our wing-backs to be very aggressive and attack whenever we get the chance.

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