Wilfried Zaha fires back at Reece James after social media taunt, then deletes post
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Wilfried Zaha has fired back at Reece James in a now deleted post after the Chelsea star uploaded a social media taunt following his side's dramatic win over Crystal Palace.
Zaha failed to deliver as Palace lost 2-1 to Chelsea at Selhurst Park on Saturday.
Conor Gallagher bagged a late winner against his old team to hand Graham Potter his first win as Chelsea manager.
And after the result, James took to social media to revel in the victory.
He shared a picture of himself marking Zaha, accompanied with a 'lock' emoji.
James' post didn't go down well with Zaha, who hit back with his own message on Instagram.
"Clout’s a hell of a drug lol But y’all be safe," he wrote, before deleting the post.
The 29-year-old then posted another message on social media in wake of Palace's defeat.
He tweeted: "Win some, lose some. We look forward to putting it right next weekend."
Win some, lose some. We look forward to putting it right next weekend. pic.twitter.com/7ZkAPJuO9J— Wilfried Zaha (@wilfriedzaha) October 2, 2022
Chelsea's win lifts them to fifth in the league and speaking after the game, Potter spoke of his delight at picking up his first win since being appointed Chelsea manager.
"On a personal level, it's just nice to get the first win under the belt. I'm really pleased for the players because the pattern has been: starting quite well away from home and then conceding and not getting the three points," he said.
"They could have felt sorry for themselves but they didn't - they kept pushing in a tight game. We've edged it but it probably could have gone either way in fairness."
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Topics: Wilfried Zaha, Reece James, Crystal Palace, Chelsea, Football
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