Reece James Reveals Chelsea Are Targeting Premier League Title This Season

Reece James has said Chelsea have"every chance" of winning the Premier League
Reece James has said Chelsea have"every chance" of winning the Premier League / Visionhaus/Getty Images

Chelsea defender Reece James says he believes the Blues have 'every chance' of winning the Premier League title this season.

Frank Lampard's side have made an encouraging start to the season, losing just one of their opening ten games, although that has included four draws. They currently sit third in the table, just two points adrift of leaders Tottenham, who held Chelsea 0-0 in their most recent Premier League fixture.

Reece James played well against Spurs
Reece James played well against Spurs / Clive Rose/Getty Images

The game was billed by many as an early test of both sides' title credentials and after the contest James' confirmed the Blues are indeed targeting top spot.

"At the end of the day the aim of the team is to win the league and I think we’ve got every chance. That’s the goal but we have to keep working and keep pushing and getting better as a team," he told the club's official website.

James has been a key part of the Blues' new-look back four that have kept five clean sheets in the league so far. As well as impressing defensively, the 20-year-old has also offered his side a threat going forward, racking up three direct goal involvements in all competitions.

The Englishman seems to have replaced Cesar Azpilicueta as Lampard's number one right-back with his drive and crossing ability set to play a key role in Chelsea's title charge.

The Blues are next in Premier League action against Leeds in a match that will see fans allowed inside Stamford Bridge for the last time since March. 2,000 home supporters will are permitted to attend and James revealed that their presence would provide the players with a big lift.

"When the fans return to Stamford Bridge they’ll bring a great atmosphere and boost the players as well and hopefully help us fight," he said.