• Chelsea to be patient with “fantastic” Zouma – Conte

    Chelsea to be patient with “fantastic” Zouma – Conte

    The Blues boss confirmed that his returning defender is available for Sunday’s Premier League clash, but wants to ease him back after serious injury.

    Antonio Conte has confirmed that Kurt Zouma will be eased back after an anterior cruciate ligament injury, despite making his return to football with the Under-23 side.

    Zouma has come through three games for Adi Viveash’s Under-23 unscathed and trained in full sessions for several weeks with the first team, but won’t be rushing back the France international […]

  • Chelsea set date for Kurt Zouma’s first-team return

    Chelsea set date for Kurt Zouma’s first-team return

    Kurt Zouma will make his first-team return for Chelsea’s clash with Middlesbrough on November 20, according to reports.

    The Evening Standard claims that Antonio Conte is ready to involve the 22-year-old after the international break and will include him for the trip to the Riverside Stadium.

    Zouma has been sidelined since February after suffering a knee ligament injury against Manchester United.

    The France international for Chelsea Under-23s in their last three matches and played a full 90 minutes in Tuesday’s victory over Oxford […]

  • Kurt Zouma ready to return for Chelsea

    Kurt Zouma ready to return for Chelsea

    Chelsea will soon be boosted by the return of Kurt Zouma.

    The 22-year-old French defender is set to start for the Blues’ U23 side in Tuesday night’s EFL Trophy clash with Oxford United at Stamford Bridge.

    Zouma is expected to be play for most of the encounter in a 3-4-3 formation so he can continue becoming accustomed to Antonio Conte’s game style.

    The former Saint-Etienne young gun has been sidelined with a knee injury since February but has played twice for the U23’s […]

  • He is back! Kurt Zouma plays first game in 9 MONTHS for Chelsea U23s

    He is back! Kurt Zouma plays first game in 9 MONTHS for Chelsea U23s

    Kurt Zouma made his long-awaited Chelsea return on Monday night, playing 45 minutes for the club’s Under-23 side in a 2-2 draw with Derby County.

    The 21-year-old, who suffered a cruciate knee ligament injury in February and missed Euro 2012, managed to play 45 minutes for the development side – his first action in almost nine months.

    The France international is on the verge of completing his comeback to the first team but enjoyed a difficult return to action when he conceded […]

  • Chelsea boss Conte risks wrath of fans by letting defender join Bundesliga club

    Chelsea boss Conte risks wrath of fans by letting defender join Bundesliga club

    Chelsea are in negotiations to send Kurt Zouma on loan to Schalke, according to reports.

    Zouma has become a fan favourite at Stamford Bridge since making his debut for the Blues back in 2014 but the 21-year-old suffered a knee ligament injury which brought his season to a premature end last term.

    Gianluca Di Marzio suggest there is a good chance Zouma will now join Bundesliga outfit Schalke on loan as he returns to full fitness and attempts to work himself into […]