Report: 31-year-old Chelsea player was fuming with his own passing last night against Manchester City

Reports have claimed that Chelsea’s Kalidou Koulibaly was visibly frustrated with his own passing display last night.

According to Football London, the 31-year-old made his feelings clear after misplacing a pass to Ruben Loftus-Cheek not long after the Blues went behind.

The Blues bowed out of the League Cup after a 2-0 defeat to Premier League champions Manchester City.

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The game certainly had its positives. Youngster Lewis Hall showed how promising he is despite being played in a position he doesn’t favour.

In truth though, it was a tough evening for one of Chelsea’s summer signings.

Koulibaly looked the weak point of the visiting side’s back line at the Etihad Stadium, although Trevoh Chalobah hardly covered himself in glory either.

Koulibaly frustrated with his passing

There were some positives to come from Marc Cucurella’s performance. The Spain international finally began to show signs of why he was signed for such a large transfer fee over the summer.

However, Football London have claimed that Koulibaly’s showing left him frustrated at himself, as he didn’t take his opportunity to show he could succeed Thiago Silva in the middle of a back three.

The Senegal international can also take a large portion of the blame for City’s opening goal.

Riyad Mahrez fired home a free-kick from close range, however it certainly looked strange on first viewing.

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When watching the replays, it was evident that Koulibaly was the only member of the wall who hadn’t jumped. Conveniently, the ball went straight over his head before hitting the net.

It was a sign of Graham Potter’s luck right now, as an impressive performance quickly turned to the game being out of sight as Julian Alvarez struck just a few minutes later.

The club will now have to turn their attention to Saturday’s game against Newcastle United, with it being their final game before the World Cup break.

Jack is a writer for The Chelsea Chronicle. He has been a part of GRV Media since June 2022. He has a First Class Honours degree in Football Journalism from the University of Derby, graduating in 2021. Jack has experience working freelance for The Sun and The Athletic, whilst also being published for the Non-League Paper and reporting for Burton Albion's academy side. He is a lifelong Chelsea fan and will debate with anyone about everything and anything football related. He also holds a passion for gaming and music, and thinks he knows every word to every Oasis song ever released