Chelsea cruised to a comfortable 4-0 win away at 10-man Qarabag on Wednesday night to secure their spot in the knockout stages of the Champions League, but Blues fans were left unimpressed with Davide Zappacosta’s performance.
With Victor Moses still on the sidelines because of injury, the summer addition once again lined up at right wing-back for Antonio Conte’s side but he struggled with certain aspects of his game in Azerbaijan.
The 25-year-old made a couple of errors from a defensive point of view, while his crossing – particularly when he had a golden chance to set up Alvaro Morata late on – was often poor.
Chelsea supporters were quick to have their say on his performance via social media, and while one simply labelled him “an awful signing”, another said he ‘should take his place in the stand for the rest of the season as that is where he belongs’.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Chelsea cruising but wing backs, Alonso and Zappacosta underwhelming.#CFC
— Paul Canon Harris (@PaulCanonHarris) November 22, 2017
Get Zappacosta out of Chelsea🙏
— M☆nkind||FllwBk (@tweetmankind) November 22, 2017
Zappacosta has been somewhat unimpressive since joining Chelsea… am i on my own in that view? #QARCHE
— Marshall (@Marshall_NA_) November 22, 2017
Zappacosta is a nothing player, immense waste of money. Dujon Sterling is being held back by such a dead player. Sickening.
— Локомотив Челси (@CaptainJacobo) November 22, 2017
Zappacosta woeful ❌
Morata was utter 💩
— ÆYAD (@kilwa_eyad) November 22, 2017
It's time we all accept that Zappacosta was an awful signing.
— El Patrón (@BeIgianMaestro) November 22, 2017
Zappacosta is just a decent backup for Victor Moses. Very average
— BiG PaPa (@____bigpapa) November 22, 2017
Zappacosta should take his place in the stand until the rest of the season, There where he belongs.
— Ali (@A4CFC) November 22, 2017