Graham Potter, Chelsea’s manager, says of a 25-year-old player: “He’s ready.” the player has pleased him in training.
Despite joining Chelsea on the last possible day, the Swiss international has yet to make his debut for the club.
The Blues were unable to sign any new players during the summer, so they rushed through the physical examination in Italy to meet the deadline.
Some members of the club were eager to bolster the team’s midfield depth in the last hours of the summer transfer window due to a combination of injuries and a slow start to the season.
Claims have subsequently surfaced that then-manager Thomas Tuchel had nothing to do with the summer’s lone loan signing, which was made without the approval of the German.
Potter has not given Zakaria a minute since he is now juggling his minutes among many other potential guests.
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Prepared to begin Zakaria
However, the guy from Brighton insists that he is patiently waiting for his chance and is prepared to make an immediate impact if necessary.
‘No decision has been taken [about the future],’ he said. Denis has been putting in good work in practise, and he’s eager to contribute to the team’s success. There is complete silence. He’s been waiting his turn, and now he’s an integral part of the squad.
Despite not having played for the Blues yet, Zakaria reportedly considered terminating his loan agreement.
The midfielder’s hopes for game time leading up to the World Cup next month were dashed when he was given none.
Swiss media have criticised him for this, saying that his actions have hurt the country’s prospects in the next winter Olympics in Qatar.
Even though he has a hectic few weeks ahead of him before the international competition, he will most likely make an appearance for Blue before the season ends.