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.
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.
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.