The defender signed for the Blues again in 2017 and has since gone on to make 52 appearances in all competitions. His current Chelsea profession has been spent on mortgage with Zappacosta becoming a member of Roma for the 2019/20 marketing campaign earlier than spending final season at Genoa.
Now, he returns to Italy once more – solely this time on a everlasting foundation with Atalanta. Zappacosta may face his former membership within the Champions League this season.
Chelsea followers will fondly keep in mind the high-quality purpose he scored on his full debut in that competitors. Racing previous a number of gamers down the left-hand aspect Zappacosta unleashed an unstoppable effort to assist Chelsea to a snug group-stage win over Qarabag.
Throughout that maiden season he would go on to make 22 Premier League appearances, battling it out with Victor Moses for the beginning right-back spot. Following Antonio Conte’s departure in 2018 he grew to become a marginal determine, that includes primarily in Europa League video games beneath Maurizio Sarri. This included a one-minute cameo within the last the place the Blues beat London rivals Arsenal 1-0.
Zappacosta turns into the newest participant out the door at Stamford Bridge this summer season in what has been a busy summer season.
To date Tammy Abraham, Fikayo Tomori, Victor Moses and Olivier Giroud have all been offered. They could possibly be joined by Kurt Zouma earlier than the switch window shuts too, as he’s a goal for West Ham. In the meantime, Billy Gilmour, Kenedy and Michy Batshuayi are amongst people who have left on mortgage.
The vast majority of the income raised by these gross sales has been invested within the club-record signing of Romelu Lukaku who joined from Inter for over £100m earlier this month. There may nonetheless be another arrival, although, with the Blues eager on bringing in Saul Niguez on loan.