Davide Zappacosta complete 90 minutes in the routine win over Dynamo Kiev on Thursday night – and some Chelsea fans on Twitter ripped him to shreds for his performance.
The Blues earned a 3-0 victory at Stamford Bridge to take control of the last-16 tie in the Europa League.
Attackers Pedro, Willian and Callum Hudson-Odoi all got on the scoresheet in a fairly comfortable night’s work for Maurizio Sarri’s team.
They continue to go deeper in the European competition and host Wolverhampton Wanderers at the weekend in the Premier League.
Sarri did make some rotations to his team and that saw Zappacosta recalled to the starting XI, as captain Cesar Azpilicueta was given a much-needed rest.
Zappacosta made just his 12th senior appearance of the campaign and he’s been a fringe player for the English team this season.
The 26-year-old right-back was rarely tested defensively against Dynamo Kiev and did have a real licence to go forward to join in with attacks.
But the Italian often came up short in the final third and didn’t look comfortable of taking on his opponent on to get to the byline.
Here are some of the Chelsea fans on Twitter who feel Zappacosta wasted his opportunity to impress in the team:
Zappacosta reminding me why I’d forgotten about him 🚽 #CFC
— Harry (@Htg2702) March 7, 2019
— Gubert van Hazels (@GubertVan) March 7, 2019
I hate Zappacosta 😩 #cfc
— Tom Richardson (@tomricho25) March 7, 2019
— CFC since ’93 🚬 (@SaveLikeKepa) March 7, 2019
Davide Zappacosta is one of the worst fullbacks to ever play in the Premier league.
— Abdullah (@a2_cfc) March 7, 2019
Watching Zappacosta is often so frustrating…he’s just not Chelsea level; Reece James is already a better option. #CFC
— Tom Jones (@TJonesCFC) March 7, 2019
Zappacosta is atrocious, does he do anything else than trying a cross from the by-line?
— BrunoCFC (@BrunoCFC10) March 7, 2019