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Chelsea fullback Reece James: I grew up a Blues supporter

Chelsea fullback Reece James says he grew up a Blues supporter.

The 20-year-old has excelled since returning to west London after a spell on loan with Wigan Athletic.

Discussing growing up with siblings Josh and Lauren, he told Chelsea magazine: "We all used to play every day together at the park and over time we all gradually got better. There was a field behind my house, with two pitches, and every day I'd be playing football, either in the field or in the street.

"We moved to west London when I was about two, so I grew up in this area, not too far from Stamford Bridge, and it was natural for them to become my team.

"My brother was a United fan and me and my sister were always Chelsea. When I first supported them, it would have been the team with Robben, Drogba, Petr Cech, Terry and the gaffer."

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