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22:15  08 november  2018
22:15  08 november  2018 Source:   readsport.co

Scout hails Kurt Zouma as one of the best in the world

Scout hails Kurt Zouma as one of the best in the world Kurt Zouma could be the man to come into Maurizio Sarri’s defence next season, with one Italian scout hailing him as one of the best in the world. Ex-Fiorentina scout Fabrizio Bertuzzi, who was speaking to Tribal Football, explains that he believes Maurizio Sarri could benefit from having the Frenchman back at Stamford Bridge. “Sarri has shown that he knows how to build players. I would always choose the ‘colonel’ Zouma. I still have in my mind the Under 20 World Cup he won in 2013, along with Pogba, Veretout, Thauvin. I am very glad he has been called by Deschamps. If he manages to return to rapidity he always shown, I think he still is one of the best defenders in the world.” Zouma joined Everton on loan from Chelsea after falling out of favour at Stamford Bridge. He arrived at the club after spending last season on loan at Stoke City, where despite doing relatively well, he was unable to prevent them from dropping down into the Championship. Zouma joined Chelsea as a highly-rated youngster and broke into the first-team squad during Jose Mourinho’s time at the club. It looked like he was going to cement himself as a regular at the back before a nasty injury saw him sat on the sidelines for some time. Zouma has since managed to get his career back on track and has recently won a call-up to the French senior squad after an impressive start to the season.

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Let’s make no mistake, we have an abysmal record away at the other big clubs. We simply cannot beat them, whether it’s under Roberto Martinez (barring one Manchester United victory), Ronald Koeman, Sam Allardyce or even David Unsworth. So far, Mr Marco Silva is 0-for-2. Granted, Chelsea probably are the last team of the list that I’d fancy our chances against at some sort of renaissance where we begin to play the football we want to against the teams we’ve never been able to. But, there have been more encouraging signs since the last time out against Manchester United, and the win against Brighton was our most complete performance of the season.

Chelsea’s Barkley may find it difficult against Everton says Ball

Chelsea’s Barkley may find it difficult against Everton says Ball Ross Barkley is currently enjoying somewhat of a purple patch with Chelsea, but former Everton full-back Michael Ball believes this current form may be tested come Sunday. Stamford Bridge will play host to Barkley’s boyhood team Everton on Sunday – the club whom he left for a surprising £15 million move to Chelsea in January. The game marks the first time that the 24-year-old will square off against his former club, with his impressive goalscoring run leading to him becoming a first-team regular this season. Barkley, who has since returned to international duties with England, has bagged three goals and three assists in his last four matches. This includes the infamous 96th-minute equaliser against Manchester United last month. While sparking celebrations and confrontations between players and management staff alike, it also highlighted how the Chelsea number eight has resurrected his career under Maurizio Sarri. Despite overcoming previous setbacks and paving the way for current success at the Bridge, fellow Everton academy graduate Michael Ball has suggested that this week’s fixture could be one of Barkley’s toughest in a Chelsea shirt. Speaking in his Liverpool Echo column, Ball, an SPL winner with Rangers, said that it will be a “strange and an uncomfortable” situation for the attacking midfielder. “Everton are my club and I’d been supporting them since I was three-or-four years old, but all of a sudden I was on the other side wearing a different shade of blue. You try and be professional and be the best for your (current) team, but it’s a strange feeling and Everton have got to turn that to their advantage with Ross. It will be a difficult afternoon for him. We know what Ross’ weaknesses are and have to exploit that”, explained the ex-Premier League defender.

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Everton vs Chelsea Highlights Premier League 2017-18 Match. Short Match Preview & Team News:. Chelsea have had the better of Everton over the last last few years. Infact they have won four of the last four matches winning all convincingly and should go into the game as red hot favourites to

However, there should be no illusions about the fact that Chelsea Football Club are not Brighton and Hove Albion. It is not going to be anything similar to what we saw last week at Goodison.

I always usually write off three games a season as absolute losses and feel no sadness when we lose them.

The two Derbies, and away at Stamford Bridge.

Rudiger warns Chelsea not to drop more points.
Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger has claimed that the Blues can forget about the Premier League title if they keep dropping points, according to a report on the Evening Standard. Maurizio Sarri’s side have lost ground to fellow title challengers Liverpool and Manchester City after drawing at Stamford Bridge against Everton. Liverpool won against Fulham and Manchester City defeated rivals Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium. Chelsea struggled to break down Everton and when they did manage to do so, they found Jordan Pickford in good form to deny them. Rudiger believes that there is no more room for Chelsea to drop points. He said: “There was a game on last night [City v United] that’s maybe important to us. But we failed to do our own job.” “If we don’t win these kind of games, we don’t need to look at City and Liverpool. Do we need to improve on getting three draws at home out of four? That’s clear.” “We had a lot of chances we missed. But we were unlucky. Last season, we dropped a lot of points and we were thinking ‘Oh! if we [had done this], if we [had done that]’ but this doesn’t count. The thing is we failed against Everton.” Rudiger has become a key part of Sarri’s Chelsea side and was impressive at the back when up against the tricky Richarlison.

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