Advertiser Disclosure

Chelsea’s Reece James has medals stolen during Champions League tie with Zenit

Chelsea’s Reece James has medals stolen during Champions League tie with Zenit

James a substitute against Zenit

Chelsea kicked off their Champions League defence with a nervy 1-0 win over Russian outfit Zenit St. Petersburg, thanks to a second-half Romelu Lukaku header. Reece James was forced to make do with a place amongst the substitutes for Thomas Tuchel’s side, but came on in the second-half to help ensure that the three points remained in London.

However, unbeknownst to James, things were developing in an altogether more sour manner at home.

Reece James takes to Instagram in appeal for help

The Chelsea man was subject to a robbery whilst he was out of his house, with the burglars having stolen the safe in which he keeps his Champions League, Super Cup and Euro 2020 medals. In an attempt to regain the once in a lifetime objects, the defender took to Instagram to plead for help from the public.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Reece James (@reecejames)

In his Instagram post, James wrote:

On the evening of the 14th of September 2021 when I was playing for my club in the return of the Champions League, a group of cowardly robbers broke into my house.

They managed to collectively lift a heavy safe containing some personal items of mine into their car. I never keep any jewellery of mine in my house so all that was contained in the safe were my Champions League winners medal and Super Cup winners medal and the runners up medal for the Euro 2020.

These medals were won representing Chelsea and England – honours that can never be taken away from me whether or not I have the physical medals to prove it. Nevertheless, I am appealing to all my Chelsea and England fans to help identify and turn in these low life individuals who will never be able to rest easy as the evidence is mounting against them.

The police, my advisers and Chelsea FC (and many others) are all behind me as we have firm leads on who the perpetrators are. We are closing in on them. Luckily, no one was present during the break in but I want to let all of you know I am safe and well. I really do appreciate having the platform to tell you all about my misfortune and I hope together we can catch these individuals and deliver justice where it is due.

Hopefully, his plea helps the Chelsea man to find those responsible, and allows the youngster to reclaim his honours.

Read more:

Pep Guardiola pleads for Manchester City fans to attend games following Leipzig demolition


Chelsea betting odds, next game:

Chelsea vs Norwich odds: result, both teams to score, correct score & goalscorers

Chelsea vs Norwich Full time result
Chelsea
1/6
Draw
6/1
Norwich
14/1
Chelsea vs Norwich Result/Both teams score Yes No
Chelsea 13/5 8/13
Norwich 28/1
Draw 9/1 12/1
Chelsea vs Norwich Correct Score
Chelsea
Norwich

Chelsea's latest videos

International Players Return, Lukaku v James & Chilwell v Alonso In Speed Drill 👀 | Chelsea Unseen
International Players Return, Lukaku v James & Chilwell v Alonso In Speed Drill 👀 | Chelsea Unseen
As players return from international duty, the Blues squad go head-to-head in a test…
2021-10-16T09:00:02Z
Juventus 1-2 Chelsea | Harder Strike Seals Season's First Group Stage Win | Champions League
Juventus 1-2 Chelsea | Harder Strike Seals Season's First Group Stage Win | Champions League
Pernille Harder's second-half strike helped Chelsea past a spirited Juventus side to record our…
2021-10-15T23:00:16Z

Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 Chelsea FC 7 12 16
2 Liverpool FC 7 11 15
3 Manchester City 7 11 14
4 Manchester United 7 8 14
5 Everton FC 7 5 14
6 Brighton & Hove Albion 7 3 14
7 Brentford FC 7 4 12
8 Tottenham Hotspur 7 -4 12
9 West Ham United 7 4 11
10 Aston Villa 7 1 10
11 Arsenal FC 7 -5 10
12 Wolverhampton Wanderers 7 -1 9
13 Leicester City 7 -3 8
14 Crystal Palace 7 -3 7
15 Watford FC 7 -3 7
16 Leeds United 7 -7 6
17 Southampton FC 7 -5 4
18 Burnley FC 7 -6 3
19 Newcastle United 7 -8 3
20 Norwich City 7 -14 1

Premier League 21/22

Topscorers
Disciplinary
Assists
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 7
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 7
Antonio, Michail West Ham United 5
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 5
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 4
Firmino, Roberto Liverpool FC 4
Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion 4
Sarr, Ismaila Watford FC 4
Greenwood, Mason Manchester United 4
Townsend, Andros Everton FC 3
Ings, Danny Aston Villa 3
Benrahma, Said West Ham United 3
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 3
Gray, Demarai Everton FC 3
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 3
Lukaku, Romelu Chelsea FC 3
Calvert-Lewin, Dominic Everton FC 3
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 3
Hwang, Hee-chan Wolverhampton Wanderers 3
Raphinha Leeds United 3