The Chelsea fans are desperate for Kurt Zouma to return to Stamford Bridge. The Frenchman has impressed on loan at Stoke City this season as he continues his recovery from a long-term injury, and he’s certainly shown Chelsea what they’re missing at points.
Conversely, the Blues haven’t looked all that sharp at the back this season, with the likes of Andreas Christensen and Gary Cahill not in their best moment of form.
It would make perfect sense, then, for the two parties to link up once more – but Kurt Zouma himself only wants to return if he plays regularly.
In an interview with the Telegraph, Zouma has revealed that his game time will be the deciding factor on where his future lies.
Zouma said: “I had a bad injury and I used to be in the first team before that, so now I want to be back fit and have game time, and then I will go back to Chelsea to go and play. I want to play.
“If I go back, my plan is to play. That will all be decided at the end of the season because my focus is with Stoke”, he continued.
Clearly, then, if Zouma goes back to Chelsea, only one thing is on his mind. He’s not interested in sitting on the sidelines, he wants to be involved alongside the rest of Chelsea’s first-teamers.
Whether that happens remains to be seen, but you can only praise the Frenchman’s will and desire in a situation like this.
Chelsea’s defence this season has had mixed fortunes, and so this is as good a time as any for Zouma to get a chance.
The Frenchman was genuinely one of Chelsea’s best defenders prior to his injury, and if he can get his game back to that level, there’s no doubting that he’s good enough to play for the Blues. After all, he’s already won two Premier League titles.
How he finishes the season could have a big say on his chances, but you could easily slot him in alongside Cesar Azpilicueta and Andreas Christensen at this point. Whether that happens, though, remains to be seen.
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