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Did Chelsea right-back mean to score Champions League golazo?

Davide Zappacosta scored on his Champions League debut for Chelsea but no one can decide whether he meant it

Much was made of Chelsea missing out on Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain as they sought to build the largest collection of wing-backs known to man.

But Chelsea fans needn’t have worried because Davide Zappacosta has hit the ground running.

The 25-year-old made his Champions League debut for Chelsea against Qarabag and wasted little time in impressing.

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He’s on the march

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He’s on the march

What’s he seen there?

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What’s he seen there?

Surely not?!

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Surely not?!

Pretend you meant it fella

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Pretend you meant it fella

But did he mean it?

There were shades of Harry Kane’s goal against Everton in the way Zappacosta scored from an awkward angle.

Most fans weren’t too fussed about whether the new man meant it or not, they were just happy to see him wearing a Chelsea shirt.

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So who is Zappacosta?

The defender started his career in the fourth tier of Italian football with Isola Liri, before stepping up a level to play for Avellino.

He then stepped up again to play in the top flight for Atalanta and Torino, convincing Chelsea to pay around £25million for his services on deadline day.

Money well spent, if he meant it. If not, Antonio Conte needs to get him working on his crossing asap.

Pretend you mean it, Davide

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Pretend you mean it, Davide

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