Interview

Reece James: First, Last, Always

In the next interview where we ask players to make selections based on their past, their recent choices and what crops up time and time again, Reece James tells us about his favourite movie franchise as a kid and which former Blue he had on the back of his Chelsea shirt...


First: What was the first football kit you ever wore?

It would have been the Chelsea away kit - it was bright yellow. I was probably six or seven and I had Didier Drogba on the back.

Last: What was the last time you wore a football shirt of a team you weren’t playing for?

I don’t think I have. It’s always been Chelsea kits.

Always: What is the best old football shirt you have kept?

I’ve got a few shirts from players I played against last season in the Championship, which was my first season in professional football. I’ve got my Chelsea debut and the shirt from the Ajax game where I scored. I just keep them at my house and I’ll probably put them up somewhere eventually.

First: What was the first thing you ate or drank this morning?

A cup of breakfast tea. I usually have one most mornings. For breakfast, it was scrambled eggs at the training ground.

Last: What is the last thing you normally consume before bed?

Tea again. First thing in the morning and last thing before bed, that’s my routine.

Always: What do you reckon you eat most during the week?

Fish probably - I eat a lot of fish.


First: What was the first movie you really liked growing up?

The Pursuit of Happyness.

Last: What was the last film or TV programme you watched?

I’m watching something called 'You' on Netflix at the moment. It’s hard to explain because it’s a bit strange. It’s about a psycho who likes this girl but when she starts hanging out with other people he flips out.

Always: What have you watched most often in your life?

It would have to be football.

First: If on a shopping trip, what is the first sort of shop you would head for?

I like spray and smelling nice so probably a perfume or aftershave shop.

Last: The last place you would want to go?

Probably to get a coffee for the way home so somewhere like Starbucks or Costa.

Always: Where do you always try if you need to buy a present for someone close to you?

I’d go to Westfield. There’s a few shops there and a wide range so I’m sure I could find something there.


First: Where did you go on your holidays when a child?

On my first holiday we went to Florida. Then a family friend moved to Almeria and they lived out there so we kept on going out to visit them. We spent a lot of time in Spain.

Last: What is the most recent place you have visited for a break?

Portugal, last summer.

Always: Where do you go to most often?

I don’t really have one place where I go all the time. I change it up quite regularly.

First: Can you remember the first phone you owned?

It was the iPhone 3GS, the round one.

Last: What was the last app you installed on your current phone?

Clash of Clans. It’s a game.

Always: What do you spend most time on your phone doing?

Probably just browsing the internet and social media.


First: What was the first video game you bought?

Star Wars on the Xbox. I used to like Star Wars a lot when I was young.

Last: What was the last video game you played?

FIFA on PS4. I play Ultimate Team, get the best players and beat everyone!

Always: Who do you play with?

I don’t really play anyone from the club. I just play online, whoever I come up against. I win some and lose some.

First: Did you pass your driving test first time?

Yeah, I was fine. The roads were clear so there weren’t too many obstacles in the way.

Last: When was the last time you used public transport?

It would have been last season when I got the train back from Wigan quite a lot.

Always: What is the music you always listen to in the car?

It’s usually RnB. I live close to the training ground so it’s just on for five minutes as I drive in.

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