Kurt Zouma v Everton U23
French defender Kurt Zouma continued his comeback from a long term knee injury this week, when he played for Chelsea’s under-23s in an away match against Everton.
The match ended 1-1.
Zouma last 61 minutes of the match. It was his second appearance for the Blues this season, after he played for the U23s against Derby the week beforehand.
How did he get on?
Chelsea U23s lined up with three at the back, and Zouma played on the right hand side of the unit.
A telling moment in the first half came when Zouma was bundled to the turf, but he got up without looking in any pain whatsoever.
Later, Zouma showed his confidence to ride a challenge as he took on two Everton players as he busted out of defence, which included a sharp backheel turn to beat a man.
Enjoy Zouma’s highlights reel below.