Antonio Conte and Chelsea had an hell of a season last campaign. The Blues finished in the 5th position, which only guarantees them a place in next year’s Europa League. Although, they did manage to win the FA Cup against Manchester United, but despite this, the Italian future with the club still remains a doubt.
With the uncertainty surrounding the future of the former Juventus boss, some of the players could follow his suit in the leaving the club. One player that needs to leave whether or not Conte leaves is Davide Zappacosta, who has only joined the Blues last year from Torino. Zappacosta’ arrival at Chelsea was a quite move when compared to other Chelsea signings.
The Italian struggled to make an impact with Chelsea and was restricted to a role off the bench for the entirety of the season.
Zappacosta only registered 22 appearances and do play as second fiddle to Victor Moses, who had make the right-back role his spot. He only averaged 20 passes per match and that’s quite very low for a wing-back playing in a 3-5-2 lineup system. The 26-year-old’s performance were largely inconsistent and even when he did play for the club, the Italian wasn’t provided adequate time which could be said affected his momentum.
Thus, with the summer transfer window now in its full wing, the Blues could take this opportunity to cash in on the player. Inter Milan are said to be keen on signing him and it would make sense for the player to leave Chelsea and join an interested team where he will be guarantee adequate playing time.
Selling Zappacosta would be a smart decision. The funds garnered from his sell could be use to bring in a new full-back, who can provide the club better competition and support to Victor Moses. If the Blues are to make a strong start to the new season, they certainly need solid additions to the squad whilst the sell of some fringe players should be a must.