But he is cautious about building the player up too soon.
And he shied away from direct comparison to N'Golo Kante, saying: “He has everything that it takes to be one of the very best, but there is a long way to go for Reece.
“There is some incredible potential and he has the ability, the foundation, the body, the physique, the mindset to make his way to the very top, but there is still a long way to go. We will support him.
"We will push him so he can be that player for Chelsea."
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