Kurt Zouma had an outstanding performance last Saturday against Manchester United, literally putting in his pocket a player like Marouane Fellaini, that has been one of the best Red Devils players in the last months.
Speaking after the game against Van Gaal side, Chelsea manager José Mourinho said he had spoken to the young French defender about his role in the days ahead of the game:
“I told Zouma I want the game to be 10 against 10, I didn’t want the game to be 11 against 11. During the week we were working for that and the game was 10 against 10”
“See the jobs he is doing for us, as a central defender playing against Agüero, as a central defender playing against Sterling”
“He played as the holding midfield player against Tottenham in a system with only one holding midfield player”
‘Against Man United he played to stop Fellaini from playing in the box. He is doing amazing jobs for us. He is mentally very, very strong, too. Not just physically, mentally he is very strong”
“He’s learned a lot from a tactical point of view since his arrival. So we can imagine with him being aged 20, Chelsea has 10 years of Zouma”.