Chelsea snatched a late point as they drew 1-1 with Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday, and Blues fans weren’t impressed with Davide Zappacosta’s performance.
With last season’s first-choice right wing-back Victor Moses only deemed fit enough for a spot on the substitutes’ bench following injury, summer addition Zappacosta once again played on Merseyside in what was his fourth consecutive Premier League start.
However, while the Italian was decent enough defensively he struggled to make an impact in the final third for Antonio Conte’s men before being replaced by Willian in the 83rd minute, with the Brazilian going on to score the equaliser that kept the west London outfit in third position in the table.
Chelsea supporters were quick to have their say on his display via social media, and while one said “Zappacosta was terrible”, another said that the poor quality of his deliveries was “really frustrating”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
It was a Bakayoko mistake, but for me our wingbacks is the weakest aspect of the team when we play these big sides. Alonso and Zappacosta both v poor today. Sandro needed in January and Moses back in the first XI #CFC #LIVCHE
— Drugba??? (@didiermydrugba) November 25, 2017
Frustrating how much space Liverpool gave Zappacosta today, but he didn’t make them pay. Desperate for Moses to get back to full fitness. #CFC
— Chelsea Central (@ChelseaCentral_) November 25, 2017
And then we don't have proper full-backs…Alonso and Zappacosta can't even cross the ball properly…pure disappointment #CFC
— Morata#CFC (@OmwengaVicton) November 25, 2017
Zappacosta gets into live positions but his final ball/tendency to be offside is really frustrating. #cfc
— xxvii (@henryloso_) November 25, 2017
If not for Bakayoko and Zappacosta, #cfc would have beaten Liverpoo.Simple
— frankie09y4 (@frankie09y4CFC) November 25, 2017
— Kday Conte Kante (@kdaymadden) November 25, 2017
— Luminous (@m4mide) November 25, 2017