While this may be just his second season among the senior squad, few players have the Chelsea DNA running through them quite as much as James, who started training at the club at the age of six.
That desire to be successful is evident when the youngster looks ahead to the final three months of the season.
"We have to win trophies this season," he stated confidently.
"There are not many games left to play so we need to keep working and keep on pushing game by game because the aim is always to win trophies."
James added: "You have to just keep working hard and you never know when your chance will come. I have to keep working and be ready. The manager always has his reasons on why he thinks that person should play. He is the manager and he makes the decisions so I have to respect them."