Reece James’ brilliant performance for Chelsea against Porto inevitably led to comparisons with out-of-form Liverpool man Trent Alexander-Arnold.
James was superb as his side won 2-0 in the Champions League quarter-final first leg.
The display surely enhanced James’ chances of getting the nod ahead of Alexander-Arnold for a place in the England side for the European Championships.
And many fans on Twitter were quick to declare that James had shown himself to be the better player.
Reece james has given trent an absolute lesson on how to defend tonight. Englands RB 🏴
— Shabaan (@ShabaanV) April 7, 2021
Reece James doesn’t even know who Trent is
— ͏Paka (@UZXCT_) April 7, 2021
— Louie Chandler (@louiechandler88) April 7, 2021
Fun fact :
Reece James has more G/A for England than TAA.
Put your obvious agendas aside.
— Naman Bhardwaj (@WestDelhiStag) April 7, 2021
Reece James showed he’s class above TAA.
Good overall game.
— stancfc💙 (@stanleycfc2) April 7, 2021
The difference between Trents performance compared to Reece James’ performance is staggering.
— Osian 🏴 (@Osian_CFC) April 7, 2021
Reece James really showed that boy Trent how to be a fullback
— Manny💥 (@Manny2RBE) April 7, 2021
I’m sorry but Reece James is head and shoulders above Trent when it comes to being a perfectly balanced RB.
What a baller
— ⁹ (@JesusRoIe) April 7, 2021
Reece James showing a certain scouse RB how defending is really done in a UCL quarter-final
— Gbadz☔️#FreeCHO (@cfcgbadz) April 7, 2021
Reece James is an excellent player…you can see the levels between him and Trent
— aokiji (@johnjohngl) April 7, 2021
reece james to euro 2020 confirmed 🦁
— kimí (@hakimijamil_) April 7, 2021
Trent Alexander Arnold first leg – has a nightmare
Reece James – has a defensive and offensive masterclass and has a perfectly balanced performance
— 🤷🏾♂️ (@farid_19_) April 7, 2021
I’m sorry but Reece James deserves so much credit. That defensive performance. Pocketed marega, Diaz and Corona. Has to be England’s RB right now for me.
— CFC_Amaan_Ali (@AmaanAli7860) April 7, 2021
— Dan Baker (@danbaker124) April 7, 2021
Reece James showed exactly why Trent and Wan Bissaka are watching the euros at home btw
— Abdalla (@m_abdalla8) April 7, 2021
Reece James literally put to bed the Trent comparison once and for all after that performance tonight
— K3N (Hybrid) (@Oluwa_ken) April 7, 2021