Denis Zakaria put up a masterclass performance against Bournemouth and did two things so brilliantly that it impressed Chelsea fans.
After losing three straight games before the World Cup break, pressure was on Graham Potter to win his last Chelsea game of the year, upon their return to Premier League action. The Chelsea coach made some changes in the starting XI, and one of such notable changes was that of Denis Zakaria. The Swiss international was handed his first Premier League debut since joining on loan from Juventus and did not disappoint. He put up an excellent performance that left many Chelsea fans stunned.
Two notable things Zakaria did:
Zakaria restored balance to the Chelsea midfield and brought out the best in Jorginho. In a Chelsea midfield that lacked N’Golo Kanté and Mateo Kovacic, Denis Zakaria did his best to fill in. Like Kanté, he made breath-taking tackles while committing zero fouls in the process, an act that made many spectators wonder why he’s always been left on the bench all the while.
Here are more reactions from the Chelsea fanbase on Denis Zakaria’s performance against Bournemouth last night:
Denis ZAKARIA has made the midfield smooth and easy for Jorginho and Mount to stamp their Authority. He has been a very good Box to Box in this match, join the attack and has progressed the ball well. 👏👏👏👏 I’m impressed with his performance so far pic.twitter.com/3vEP6Z3gAk
— Maxwell (@iam_brau) December 27, 2022
A convincing performance that should make him a regular starter:
Denis Zakaria being on the bench for the majority of the season is criminal, he’s immense.
— Mod (@CFCMod_) December 27, 2022
A convincing game:
Denis Zakaria’s first half :
• 96% pass accuracy
• 2 tackles
• 2 recoveries
• 2 clearances
• 0 fouls committed pic.twitter.com/j5UnRrtuZo
— Pys (@CFCPys) December 27, 2022
Definitely a game Denis Zakaria will look back and be proud of.
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