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Chelsea star in heated dressing room clash with captain Azpilicueta after 5-2 defeat to West Brom

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According to the Telegraph (subscription required), Antonio Rudiger and Kepa Arrizabalaga were not the only Chelsea stars fighting in the aftermath of being hammered 5-2 by West Bromwich Albion…

Matt Law of The Telegraph reports that Reece James was involved in a ‘frank exchange of views with club captain Cesar Azpilicueta inside the Stamford Bridge dressing room straight after the shock defeat.

It’s reiterated that James was one of the players at fault for the goal that made it 2-1 to the Baggies.

Thankfully for Chelsea supporters’ and Thomas Tuchel’s sake, it’s reported that James and Azpilicueta cleared the air in private later, with no issue between the duo during training on Sunday.

The remarkable victory from Sam Allardyce’s nailed-on relegation candidates ended a 14-game unbeaten run for the Blues since Tuchel replaced Frank Lampard as manager.

The defeat leaves Chelsea in fourth place, amid fierce competition, but luckily the Blues were not overtaken this afternoon as London rivals Tottenham Hotspur dropped points to Newcastle in a Spursy fashion.

Rifts between players are the last thing that Tuchel needs as he prepares the team for the first leg of the Champions League quarter-final tie against Porto on Wednesday night.

These incidents breaking into the media will also, unfortunately, mean that any on-pitch disconnects between the said players will always lead to references of the fights, even now that they’re settled.

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