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Chelsea's Reece James shows no fear coming up against Wilfried Zaha as Frank Lampard's faith in teenager was rewarded in win over Crystal Palace

By Kieran Gill for MailOnline

Published: 14:42 GMT, 9 November 2019 | Updated: 15:11 GMT, 9 November 2019

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Spare a thought for all those Fantasy Footballers out there who figured Cesar Azpilicueta was a sure thing. Of course he will start against Crystal Palace. Why wouldn't he?

The 30-year-old right back is Chelsea captain. He had started each of the club's last 73 Premier League games, a run dating back to December 2, 2017.

It would take something special to shift this seemingly immovable object. Then Reece James arrived, the 19-year-old kid who is quickly winning the trust of Frank Lampard.

Reece James produced a brilliant display coming up against Crystal Palace's Wilfried Zaha

Reece James produced a brilliant display coming up against Crystal Palace's Wilfried Zaha

James showed no fear both in attack and defence at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon

James showed no fear both in attack and defence at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon 

The teenager who spent last season on loan at Wigan Athletic in the Championship was starting in a Premier League game for the first time, relegating Azpilicueta to the bench.

In front of 40,000 at Stamford Bridge, he had to look after Wilfried Zaha,

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