Graham Potter reportedly doesn’t trust Chelsea’s Denis Zakaria enough to play him in games.
Zakaria, 25, completed a move from Juventus to Stamford Bridge in the summer on a season-long loan.
However, the left-footed midfielder still hasn’t made a single appearance for the Blues.
The Switzerland international is a regular in the match day squads for Chelsea, but appears to be quite far down the pecking order for the midfield positions.
Journalist Ben Jacobs recently reported that Zakaria’s loan spell in West London could actually be cut short in January.
Potter doesn’t trust Zakaria
According to journalist Simon Phillips, Zakaria can’t quite seem to gain the full trust of Potter. Therefore, Chelsea’s head coach is still yet to give him a debut in English football.
“Potter doesn’t trust him enough and he is the last midfielder down the pecking order in his squad for now. He had struggled to get back fully match fit, so this put him behind. But it’s also a case of Potter just not having enough faith in him to put him out on the pitch,” Phillips told GIVEMESPORT.
Chelsea fans have absolutely loved watching 19-year-old midfielder Carney Chukwuemeka get some minutes lately in Potter’s side. What must Zakaria be thinking watching on from the bench, though?
The on-loan Juventus player has a lot of experience at the top level, but must not be doing enough behind the scenes.
Potter recently claimed that Zakaria is doing well and is ready to help the side when called upon. But it does feel very odd he’s not stepped out on the pitch yet.
With the hectic fixture schedule not slowing down yet, surely there will be plenty more opportunities to rotate the side in the next few weeks.
Blues supporters would love the chance to judge Zakaria for themselves in the flesh.
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