Chelsea wing back Davide Zappacosta’s former Torino team mate Daniele Baselli has admitted he was jealous seeing the defender score on his full debut for the Blues against Qarabag last week.
Baselli spent two years playing alongside Zappacosta, and he says he dreams of playing at Stamford Bridge one day, most likely with Torino if the Serie A club ever manage to make it into a European competition. He told Tuttosport (via Calciomercato.com):
“Watching Zappacosta play in the Champions League at Stamford Bridge was amazing. That is the stadium that gives me the biggest goosebumps, perhaps because I’ve always really enjoyed English football. I dream of playing there one day, for Torino. We’re taking it one game at a time, but why not?”
Zappacosta’s spectacular goal in the Champions League was however not enough for him to be given the nod ahead of Victor Moses for the right wing back slot against Arsenal yesterday.
The 0-0 draw saw Chelsea’s David Luiz sent off in the final minutes of the match, meaning Antonio Conte’s side have now had three red cards in the opening five Premier League games.
Zappacosta meanwhile will likely get another run out on Wednesday evening when the Blues face Nottingham Forest in the third round of the Carabao Cup.