KURT ZOUMA has opened up on making his long-awaited return for Chelsea.
The France international made his comeback in yesterday’s 4-1 win against Peterborough in the FA Cup.
The Blues ran riot at Stamford Bridge thanks to goals from Willian, Michy Batshuayi and a brace from Pedro.
Zouma has been sidelined since February following a horror knee injury against Manchester United.
The defender has been training with the first team for a while and played with the reserves after returning to full fitness.
And Zouma has revealed he’s ready when Chelsea boss Antonio Conte needs him.
“It’s a very good feeling because I was out for a long time so it’s nice to be back with my team-mates and involved with the squad,” Zouma told Chelsea’s official website.
“The team have been playing so well recently and we are really happy with the big run we had.
“Of course, everybody wants to play but we are doing very well at the moment and hopefully we are going to continue like that. The most important thing is that we are a team, we want to win so we must all stick together.
“Everybody’s chance will come so you must be patient. Those who have been playing have been doing well but I am ready.”
Conte: He’s helping me a lot, but his future at Chelsea isn’t just down to me
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte says a decision on John Terry‘s future will be taken by the club later in the season.
The 36-year-old was sent off in Chelsea’s 4-1 win over Peterborough in the FA Cup third round on Sunday – his first start since October 26.
Terry was handed a one-year contract extension in the summer, meaning his current deal is due to expire at the end of the season.
The Blues captain has made just eight appearances in all competitions this season and Conte admitted he was unsure about what the future holds for him.
“Now we are in January. First of all, these decisions need to be made with the club, not alone,” he said, as reported by Four Four Two.
“I’m pleased for John because he’s shown me great commitment when I’ve asked him to play and also when he doesn’t.
“He’s helping me a lot in the changing room. He’s proving himself to be a good player and, above all, a good man.”
Video: Thibaut Courtois Scores Stunning Free-kick In Chelsea Training
Step aside, Willian. Chelsea have a new free-kick master in Thibaut Courtois.
The Belgian has made his name as one of the best goalkeepers in the Premier League, but it turns out that the 24-year-old is also handy from dead-ball situations.
At the end of one training session, Courtois joined in with the rest of Chelsea’s outfield players, and Antonio Conte’s No.1 showed everyone up with a rasping strike from around 25 yards.