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Chelsea defender Zappacosta joins Roma on loan

Chelsea right-back Davide Zappacosta has joined Italian side AS Roma on loan initially until the end of January after signing a new one-year contract, the Premier League club said on Wednesday.

The 27-year-old Italy international's new deal takes his contract at Chelsea through to June 2022.

Zappacosta joined Chelsea from Serie A side Torino in 2017 and has made 52 appearances for the club in all competitions, although he was limited to four league matches last season.

He played 10 matches in...

Davide Zappacosta reveals Inter Milan interest and hints at Chelsea exit

Chelsea full-back Davide Zappacosta said Inter Milan tried to sign him in the summer -- and admitted he may have to leave in future if he doesn't get regular game time.

Zappacosta, 26, moved to Chelsea from Torino in 2017 and is not first choice at Stamford Bridge. The Italian started just 12 matches in the league last season and has yet to feature under Maurizio Sarri this term.

"I want to try to give the coach food for thought, also because my objective is to remain in the reckoning for Italy....

 By Phil Lythell

N'Golo Kante 8/10 lone bright spot for lethargic Chelsea in loss to West Ham

Chelsea saw the last embers of their title defence burn out as they lost 1-0 to West Ham at the London Stadium.

The early kickoff seemed to catch Chelsea half asleep as the home side showed much more desire in the opening stages. Some dozy defending from the visitors allowed Marko Arnautovic to find space in the penalty area after six minutes and he slipped the ball past Thibaut Courtois for the game's only goal. When Chelsea conceded early last week against Newcastle, it prompted a powerful...

 By Greg Lea

Batshuayi, Bakayoko with a point to prove for Chelsea in Carabao Cup

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has hinted he will shuffle his pack for the visit of Everton in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday. With regular starters Eden Hazard, Alvaro Morata and David Luiz set to sit this one out, fringe members of the squad will be given a chance to shine.

Here are five players with a point to prove ...

Michy Batshuayi

Batshuayi was the hero on Saturday, coming off the bench and scoring twice as Chelsea beat Watford 4-2. He averages a goal every 53 minutes this season, with the...

 By Ben Gladwell

Davide Zappacosta: Debut goal for Chelsea my career highlight

New Chelsea signing Davide Zappacosta has told La Gazzetta dello Sport that marking his Champions League debut with a goal was "without a doubt" the best night of his career.

Zappacosta, 25, joined Chelsea from Torino on deadline day and made his debut as substitute in the 2-1 Premier League win at Leicester before starting the 6-0 win over Qarabag, when he raced down the right flank before firing into the net.

"To be honest, before I hit it I had a look in the area for a free teammate and then...

 By Mark Worrall

Davide Zappacosta seizes his chance as Chelsea rout minnows Qarabag

It wasn't just raining water at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night -- it was raining goals as well as Chelsea thrashed Qarabag 6-0 to lay down a serious marker in Champions League Group C. Pedro opened the scoring after five minutes, Davide Zappacosta -- making his first start for the London club -- doubled the Blues' lead on the half-hour mark with a spectacular strike, Cesar Azpilicueta made it three with a header on 55 minutes and substitute Tiemoue Bakayoko added a fourth before Michy Batshuayi...