Davide Zappacosta has joined up with the Chelsea squad for preseason, and is probably looking forward to a chance to impress a new manager.
Despite being brought in my Antonio Conte two years ago, he wasn’t able to convince the Italian coach of his worth as a first team player.
Under Maurizio Sarri he got even less of a chance, with the back 4 setup not helping his chances either.
In any other circumstances one would expect him to leave after a long period out of the team, but the transfer ban chances everything.
Cesar Azpilicueta is the undisputed starter, but Reece James’ injury has meant he won’t get a full preseason to prove his capability as the full time backup to the Spaniard.
So Zappacosta will probably have to stick around for a third year, despite probably not wanting to, and not really being wanted.
Just another victim of the transfer ban.