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Calling the Shots: Davide Zappacosta

Davide Zappacosta is the latest player to talk us through a selection of images from his personal Instagram account.

The Italian picks out some big moments from the early part of his Chelsea career and a couple of his favourite off-field snaps...


'This was my debut at Leicester. I came on for the final 15 minutes and it was a very good match because we beat a strong opponent and I made my first appearance for Chelsea. It was a good feeling, I played quite well and almost scored a goal but my shot went just wide of the post.'


'My mum and brother both played basketball to a decent level, although they weren’t professional, so I realised their dream by meeting Steph Curry, who is an amazing player. My brother was very good but now works in a bank and when I showed them this photo they were very excited.'


'This is myself and my girlfriend at Andrea Belotti's wedding in Palermo. It was at the beginning of June and it was a lovely day, in Palermo in the summer it’s very hot which can make it hard when you are all dressed up. We are very good friends because we played together for a few years at Torino and also for Italy Under-21s.'


'This was a very special moment, my first Chelsea goal. The atmosphere was fantastic and I’m very happy with the goal and the fact we won the game. It was very important for me and I enjoyed celebrating with the fans. It was a very good night and it’s a nice sensation when the supporters sing your name, a dream come true. I hope they continue to sing for a very long time.'


'This is my best friend, Federico, and the picture was taken in Sora, near Rome. We have been very close since the age of two. He hasn't had a chance to visit yet but hopefully he will be able to come to London soon.'



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