Wilfried Zaha hits out at Chelsea’s Reece James before deleting Instagram story

Wilfried Zaha has apparently bit back Reece James on Instagram after the Chelsea defender hinted he had the Crystal Palace attacker in the pocket on Saturday (October 1).

Chelsea played their first game since the international break against Palace in the Premier League on Saturday. They won 2-1 at Selhurst Park to see Graham Potter win his first game as a blues boss.

Odsonne Edouard gave Patrick Vieira’s side the lead just seven minutes into the game. However, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang equalized for the visitors 30 minutes later.

The game was not without controversy as Palace believe Thiago Silva should have been sent off minutes before Aubameyang’s goal. The Brazilian is said to have played the ball inside the penalty area on purpose but was only given a yellow card.

It seemed like Chelsea and Palace would have to share the spoils as the score was 1-1 in the 90th minute. However, former Eagles loan star Conor Gallagher put the Blues ahead with a stunning performance to hand his side the win.

Blues right-back James took to Twitter to express his delight at the win after the game. He posted a picture of himself defeating Palace attacker Zaha along with a padlock emoji.

While the post didn’t have any wording, the padlock emoji appeared to be a stealthy jab at Zaha. The tweet did not go unnoticed by the Ivory Coast international and has seemingly ruffled his feathers.

Zaha appeared to hit back at the England international with an Instagram story of his own. The Palace star apparently accused James of seeking influence on social media. He wrote:

“Clout is a damn good drug, LOL.

Reece James lives rent free inside Zaha’s mind.. 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

However, the former Manchester United attacker has since deleted the story from his account.


Next Chelsea meets AC Milan

Chelsea have now won four, drawn one and lost two of their previous seven Premier League games. That puts them fifth in the table, eight points behind leaders Arsenal.

Meanwhile, the Blues return to the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday (5 October). They will host Serie A giants AC Milan at Stamford Bridge in their third group stage game.

Notably, the London giants are yet to win a Champions League game this season. They started their European season by losing to Dinamo Zagreb and then were held to a draw by Red Bull Salzburg.

So Potter and Co. want to win their first Champions League win of the season against Milan.

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