Chelsea stars Raheem Sterling and Reece James were both left very impressed by the performance of Jude Bellingham for England yesterday.

The duo took to Instagram to praise his display after the Three Lions continued their good form with a 2-0 win over Ukraine.

The Borussia Dortmund midfielder is almost certainly set to be on the move at the end of this season, with Chelsea one of the sides reportedly interested in striking a deal.

This would undoubtedly go down well with supporters. There were calls for him to join the club when he rolled up to Stamford Bridge ahead of the Champions League match between the two sides earlier this month.

That Round of 16 tie didn’t go the teenager’s way however. He left the tournament with a bit of a whimper, whilst also trying to fight Marc Cucurella unprovoked at full-time.

His immense talent has been a mainstay though, and it was on display last night for his national team. Bellingham made things look effortless alongside long-term partner Declan Rice in the middle of the park.

This certainly impressed two of his usual England teammates, who are both currently missing due to injury. Both Sterling and James took to Instagram to praise his performance.

The winger was not selected by Gareth Southgate due to his injury woes, with the manager claiming he would have certainly picked him if he was available.

James was selected and made a brief appearance in the last game against Italy, however felt uncomfortable in his leg off the back of his recent injury issues.

He returned to Stamford Bridge after pulling out the remainder of the camp, with Chelsea fans holding their breath on whether he will be set for more time on the side.

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