Chelsea’s signing of Nantes defender Papy Djilobodji has not gone down too well with some Blues supporters on Twitter.
After the summer-long pursuit of John Stones failed, Djilobodji has been compared unfavourably by some to the Everton and England centre-back.
We really needed to shake up our defence and Stones would of been a starting 11 player. You know Djilobodji and Baba will not start #CFC
— Danger Moss (@danger_moss) September 1, 2015
In all seriousness, I hope Djilobodji does well at Chelsea but I didn’t know who he was until yesterday, its a huge step down from Stones — Ed Stokes (@Original_ERS) September 1, 2015
— Buster Broadley (@BusterBroadley) September 1, 2015
But others were happier to give Djilobodji a chance before judging him, noting that Cesar Azpilicueta and Kurt Zouma were similarly unheralded when joining from Marseille and Saint-Etienne respectively.
How many of you even heard of Azpilicueta before we signed him? So shut your gobs and give Djilobodji a chance. #CFC
— Jay C. Archer (@JayCArcher) September 1, 2015
I hadn’t heard of Zouma or Azpilicueta before they came either tbh, and they turnt out alright. Give this Djilobodji matey a chance. — Joe (@JoeMourinho91) September 1, 2015
Djilobodji can’t be any worse than Cahill. That’s good enough for me.
— Ali Mousawi (@AliMousawi17) September 1, 2015