Fabio Capello says Chelsea star ‘shows no personality’ after AC Milan win | Football


Fabio Capello says Kalidou Koulibaly is yet to reach his best form for Chelsea (Getty)

Fabio Capello has accused Kalidou Koulibaly of playing with ‘no personality’ following his move to Chelsea.

The Senegal international joined Chelsea in a €40 million (£33.8m) deal from Napoli in the summer.

Koulibaly was integral to Napoli’s success during his eight seasons with the Italian club, and helped Chelsea keep a clean sheet in their 3-0 victory over AC Milan in the Champions League on Wednesday evening.

But Capello believes the 31-year-old is yet to hit the same standard he reached at Napoli.

‘At Chelsea he has no personality,’ Capello told Sky Sports Italy.

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 05: Divock Origi of AC Milan is challenged by Kalidou Koulibaly of Chelsea during the UEFA Champions League group E match between Chelsea FC and AC Milan at Stamford Bridge on October 05, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Kalidou Koulibaly helped Chelsea keep a clean sheet in their 3-0 win over AC Milan (Getty)

‘When he has the ball at his feet he hesitates. He is not playing quickly, he does not do what he did at Napoli.

‘At Napoli he commanded, he came forward, he made long passes, now he has the ball between his feet, he does not know who to pass it to and he always plays passes to someone only a few metres away.

‘Actually, he is surprising me. I thought he had a great personality, and for Chelsea he would be really important and explode straight away. And yet, at this moment, this is not him.’

Meanwhile, Graham Potter admits he is ‘concerned’ over Wesley Fofana after he was forced off in the first half with a knee injury and was forced to leave Stamford Bridge on crutches.

‘We’ll have to scan it tomorrow and see how it is,’ Potter said after Chelsea’s win over AC Milan.

‘I wouldn’t want to speculate on it now but we’re concerned and hope for the best.

‘We’ll support him but we don’t know yet, we’ll get the scan results tomorrow. Fingers crossed. There’s nothing to report at the moment but it was the one disappointing thing of the evening.’

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