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EPL: Rio Ferdinand chooses better player between Chelsea’s Reece James, Liverpool’s Alexander-Arnold

Manchester United legend, Rio Ferdinand, believes Chelsea’s Reece James is better than Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold at the moment.

Ferdinand said that James is overall a better full-back as he praised his defensive traits.

While giving Alexander-Arnold the nod when it comes to his quality of passing, Ferdinand insisted that James could score more goals than his English counterpart.

When asked to choose between the two players if, hypothetically, he were to manage the England football national team in the upcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, Ferdinand said on his Vibe with Five podcast, “This is a difficult one. We are going where we are right now.

“Reece James is ahead of Trent right now. If I’m a winger, I look at who I don’t want to play against more out of the two of them and it would be Reece.”

Ferdinand added: “I think physically he can match people defensively, and going forward is ridiculous. Trent’s passing I would say, arguably is better over varied distances, but I think Reece will score more goals. He’s in there [the penalty area] so much.

“You could play Trent there as well and he would run it and both of them can come in here [central areas]. That is the one thing, he plays this position week in and week out. Trent plays more from the right-back area coming onto things.”

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