Reece James has arrived in Portugal for the Champions League final against Manchester City.
And some Chelsea fans have spotted something rather different about the defender.
James appears likely to get another chance at right-wing back on Saturday night after becoming a regular in Thomas Tuchel’s side over the past few weeks, starting the last five Premier League games in a row.
To mark the big occasion, the 21-year-old – who this week was named in the preliminary 33-man England squad for this summer’s European Championships – has unveiled a new hairstyle after touching down with his Chelsea teammates in Porto.
Gone are the defender’s trademark locks and the new look was spotted and discussed by Blues fans on Reddit.
Judging by the responses, James’ decision has gone down well.
LionRegardant said: “Very smart move. Man City will not be able to find Reece on the pitch now and will be confused.”
EnChanted96Mount said: “He WILL be a European champion.”
ScorpiaHPRu-BAN said: “The dreads were really cool.”
Nortleton said: “Dreads looked good on him. This is good too tho.”
fhmtm182 said: “Looking fresh!”
UncrossedThroneKante said: “Took out the braids lmao. I like it.”
Responsible-Food-935 said: “Looks like he’s grabbing a brace Saturday.”