- Reece James sent out a low jibe at Wilfried Zaha after successfully containing the winger during Chelsea's game against Crystal Palace
- James was able to subdue Zaha for long periods of time, with Chelsea eventually winning the game 2-1
- Zaha came into the game on the back of a splendid start to the season under Patrick Viera
Chelsea defender Reece James appeared to send a subtle dig at Crystal Palace's winger Wilfried Zaha following his side's victory on Saturday.
Chelsea beat Crystal Palace 2-1, with Connor Gallagher scoring right at the death against his former side.
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Odsonne Edouard had opened the scoring against the run of play to shock Graham Potter's side. Veteran defender Thiago Silva was lucky to escape a straight red card for denial of a goal-scoring opportunity.
However, prior to the match, one of the pre-match analyses centred around two in-form players going head to head against each other. James, perhaps maybe with Raheem Sterling, has been Chelsea's standout player amid a lacklustre season.
Zaha, meanwhile, has been Palace's go-to man as usual and has already racked up four goals this season.
The Ivorian winger prefers to run down and initiate his attacks from the same wing that James always mans. James ended up getting one better of the 29-year-old.
Zaha was largely subdued in the game as he failed to make the desired impact for Patrick Viera's side. He had a ferocious shot on target that was parried away by Kepa Arrizabalaga.
James afterwards took to his Twitter account and posted a picture of himself and Zaha along with a padlock emoji which could mean he had safely kept the winger at bay.
The England international now focuses on AC Milan, hoping to help his side resuscitate their European campaign.
Reece James' sister had also earlier trolled away fans
Sports Brief had earlier reported that Lauren James, the younger sister of Chelsea's fullback Reece James, showed her uncanny nature when she trolled her opponents.
Lauren, who plays for Chelsea Women, missed a penalty against West Ham United Women in a Women's Super League match.
The West Ham supporters started booing her and Lauren responded in kind by making a gesture to the fans in an apparent move to remind them what the scoreline was.