Chelsea fans have been waxing lyrical over French defender Kurt Zouma and his progression to being a first-teamer.
Following a post to Chelsea’s official Twitter account wishing the Frenchman a happy 25th birthday, Blues fans flooded the comments section with well-wishes and excitement over Zouma’s Chelsea future.
The 25-year-old has featured for Chelsea on nine occasions in the Premier League this season and fans are excited over just how good Zouma can become.
— Christopher Kilulu (@ChrisKilulu) October 27, 2019
Zouma has seriously improved absolute beast in the defense. A couple more like this and you will be a wc defender like rudiger
— CroatianMessi (@NGOLO_KANTEY_7) October 27, 2019
Hard to believe this guy is 25. I know but it’s like he’s been around for decades. Congratulations ZOUMA!!!
— Adekunle Oluwafemi (@Khunlhey_Avatar) October 27, 2019
Kurt is 25 already, happy birthday and I hope you step up your game so you can end up a legend at Chelsea
— #FreeAgbaJalingo (@Ayoappeal) October 27, 2019
while most fans underrate you the way they did to Obi Mikel last season, you’ve been a rock in our center-back
— Evan4Ngige (@Evan4Ngige) October 27, 2019
The Frenchman has been with the Blues for five years, having joined the club in 2014 in a £13.1 million switch from Saint Etienne (per Transfermarkt).
Having had loan spells with Stoke City and Everton in the previous two seasons, Zouma has tied down a first-team spot with a number of other players with big potential (per The Sun) – much to the delight of the Blues supporters.
— Frank (@CarefreeRuben_) October 27, 2019
— A ChelseaFC Fan View (@ChelseaFarleh) October 27, 2019
Happy Birthday Super Zouma. You’ve been Outstanding.
— Barbié. (@Barbaranwaokolo) October 27, 2019
What do we think?
The 25-year-old is improving all the time for Chelsea and looks more assured with every passing performance (per Chelsea).
Picking up a 6/10 (as per The Express) in his last outing, the 4-2 away victory at Turf Moor, the Frenchman has amassed a string of impressive performances and should he continue in that ilk he could be be a prominent feature in Frank Lampard’s backline for a long time to come.