'Don't know why he did this': Chelsea fans spot what Reece James did after Kepa's winning penalty save

Chelsea supporters on social media could not get enough of Reece James’ celebration after his side’s Super Cup penalty shootout victory yesterday.

Arthur Quezada captured the exact moment of Kepa Arrizabalaga’s winning save and the immediate adulation straight afterward.

Whilst virtually all of the Blues squad came rushing over to congratulate their goalkeeper’s heroics, James decided to go ultra-Chelsea with his partying.

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He held up his jersey on two occasions to the Villarreal section of the stadium who were stationed behind the goalmouth.

Understandably, the Spaniards did not take kindly to this gesture, not that the defender would have been too fussed.

Blues fans on the other hand absolutely jumped for joy at the way James released his emotions.

Here’s how they reacted on Twitter:


Last night belonged to Chelsea, although matters could have been entirely different had it not been for their two keepers.

Edouard Mendy made some crucial stops in both halves, before Kepa stepped up and earned his stripes in the eventual spot-kicks.

Hakim Ziyech had put the Blues in front following a very well-crafted move, only to see his evening end abruptly after injuring his shoulder.

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Gerard Moreno pulled Villarreal back with an excellent finish, then neither team could find the breakthrough in extra time.

Kai Havertz missed Chelsea’s first from 12-yards but was rescued by his Spanish shot-stopper, who denied two Villarreal attempts.

Thomas Tuchel’s men deserve to savour this moment, but not for long before their attentions turn to the Premier League campaign.

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Nathaniel is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has worked at Burton Albion as part of their media team for two years. Nathaniel produces regular articles for the club’s official website and match-day programme. He covered the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup in Brittany and has reported from grounds ranging from non-league up to the Premier League.