‘Take a bow’, ‘Credit where it’s due’ – Some Chelsea fans react to Frenchman’s impressive form

Kurt Zouma first came to everyone’s attention in 2014. Under Jose Mourinho, the Frenchman broke into Chelsea’s starting line-up shortly after moving to the club in a £12m move from St Etienne.

Despite becoming a lynchpin in The Blues squad that won the Premier League title in his season, injury was to hamper his progress. In January 2016, a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee kept him out of action for nine-months. Despite returning in October of the same year, first-team chances came at a premium, as the Frenchman found returning to top form difficult to accomplish.

Road to recovery

For the 2017/18 season, Zouma was shipped out on loan to Stoke City. Signing a new six-year-deal before he left for the bet365 stadium, the confidence to return and succeed was evident. Playing regularly was an important part of recuperating from the injury, and Zouma had a good season at Stoke, but was unable to help The Potters avoid relegation.

Another loan deal followed for the 2018/19 season. The destination was Merseyside. During his time at Everton, Zouma became a fan favourite, with many believing the deal could become a permanent one.

Blues return

However, Chelsea decided to give the 6ft 3in defender a chance to resurrect his career in West-London. Under the management of Frank Lampard, Zouma started the season tentatively, with some fans frustrated by his performances, believing he wasn’t up to the standard needed.

In recent weeks a resurgent Zouma has proved his doubters wrong. Forming a partnership with youngster Fikayo Tomori.

Impressive form doesn’t go unnoticed

Against Watford, the 25-year-old was at his very best. Leaving fans purring with excitement of just how much the Frenchman has improved in such a short amount of time.

Incredible statistics for any centre-back. Zouma was outstanding at everything against The Hornets.

There is no doubt the France international has improved immensely. His understanding with Fikayo Tomori has grown into a great partnership. The crazy thing is The Blues still have Antonio Rudiger to return at some point.

For now, Frank Lampard is getting the best out of the Frenchman. Having only turned 25 last week, there’s no doubt he can continue to improve, and become a huge part of what The Blues legend is building at Stamford Bridge.

 

 


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