James visibly annoyed as Ziyech pulls rank on Chelsea star and takes awful last-minute free-kick against Dinamo Zagreb

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REECE JAMES regarded visibly annoyed after Hakim Ziyech pulled rank to take a late free-kick against Dinamo Zagreb.

But the winger’s set-piece effort was nothing in need of dismal as Chelsea crashed to a disastrous 1-0 defeat in Croatia.

Reece James was left gobsmacked as Hakim Ziyech refused to let him take a free-kick

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Reece James was left gobsmacked as Hakim Ziyech refused to let him take a free-kick

The Blues have been all at sea of their Champions League group stage opener as Mislav Orsic’s thirteenth minute purpose secured the consequence.

Chelsea struggled for composure and regarded to lack management within the second half after captain Cesar Azpilicueta was subbed off.

But the dearth of authority actually confirmed within the dying moments when Chelsea picked up a free-kick in a harmful spot exterior the Zagreb field.

Ziyech, James and Mason Mount all stood over the ball as the hosts ready their wall.

Just moments earlier than, flop ahead Ziyech had already despatched a free-kick crashing into his opponents.

And followers have been anticipating James to lastly get a crack at sending one in the direction of purpose.

However, Ziyech extremely refused to face down.

Camera footage confirmed the Moroccan shrugging his shoulders and failing to interact straight as James questioned why he wasn’t being allowed to take the free-kick.

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The England right-back could possibly be seen waving his fingers in frustration as cussed Ziyech dug his heels in.

And it ended with James smiling in frustration as he turned to Mount with an exasperated look.

Predictably, Ziyech’s free-kick was as poor as his final as the ball hit the wall but once more.

Indeed, his 45 minute cameo was as unhealthy a efficiency in a Chelsea shirt that followers may keep in mind.

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And supporters took to Twitter to specific their anger at Ziyech’s refusal to let James take the late free-kick.

One stated: “Ziyech is so poisonous, don’t suppose I’ve ever seen him smile in a Chelsea shirt, he ought to have gone in the summertime.”

Another wrote: “What a pathetic loss. I hate Ziyech. Did he in some way alpha James for that second free kick? What a humiliation.”

One declared: “Whoever is the captain ought to have demanded Reece James take that free-kick. Ziyech can go f**ok himself.”

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Another requested: “Why’s James letting Ziyech boss him out a set-piece like that?”

One added: “Nah Ziyech swore he’d rating that free-kick. The lies he advised James.”


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