By Oli Gamp For Mailonline
Published: 10:45 GMT, 12 November 2019 | Updated: 10:45 GMT, 12 November 2019
Mason Mount has revealed his nickname for his Chelsea team-mate Reece James -'The Beast', because the defender is 'quick, strong and powerful'.
The two youngsters rose through the ranks together at Stamford Bridge and have a good friendship after meeting as children at the club's academy.
Both players have made their breakthroughs for Chelsea this season, with Mount a regular in midfield for Frank Lampard and James rising to prominence in defence in the last few games, first catching the eye against Ajax in the Champions League.
Reece James has won the trust of boss Frank Lampard and started in the last two games
James shows his passion for the club after scoring against Ajax in a 4-4 thriller last week
And Mount has heaped praise on James after his recent impact on the side, noting his 'tremendous qualities' and warning other teams that his physicality means they 'don't want to get too close to him'.
‘Reece is a very quiet boy. I’ve known him for a very, very long time, since eight or nine years old at the Academy here,' he told Chelsea's website.
'He’s a very good boy, always works