Reece James is relishing his friendly rivalry with Callum Hudson-Odoi for a spot in the Chelsea team.
But James knows he must win the battle for Thomas Tuchel’s right wing-back place to remain in the frame for Gareth Southgate’s England Euros squad.
Chelsea will look to continue their unbeaten run under new boss Tuchel against Everton tonight, with James, 21, starting four of those ten matches.
Hudson-Odoi, 20, has been preferred in other games, though James got the nod for Thursday’s 1-0 win at Liverpool.
He said: “I’ve known Callum for years and there is no problem between me and him. We get on well together and it is part of the game.”