Reece James reveals real reason why Chelsea are starting to play better

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Chelsea captain, Reece James has revealed that the reason the Blues have been playing better in recent matches is because the players have been together for a while now, and results are gradually starting to come.

Chelsea are currently 10th on the Premier League table, after losing just one of their last six matches. In that period, Mauricio Pochettino’s men have beaten Tottenham, while drawing games with Arsenal and Manchester City, and could have even won those games.

Explaining the reason behind the team’s recent success, James told the official Chelsea website: “We’re still a fairly new group. The more time we spend with each other the more understanding we have. That helps us. We have come a long way.

“Our performances in the past five or six weeks have picked up. Everyone is happy around the place. Our confidence is growing. Results help that. It’s the starting point. When we’re performing well as a team people are going to try more things and look more confident.

“We’ve had a tough run of games, and we’ve picked up some good points. We have stepped up. We need to keep building on this now.”