Kurt Zouma names 'very good' Chelsea players teaching him

Kurt Zouma

Kurt Zouma has revealed his delight at playing with Chelsea men Gary Cahill and John Terry.

Zouma has struggled to make an impact on the Blues first-team this season, with the impressive form of John Terry and Gary Cahill preventing him from starting a Premier League game.

Two starts in the League Cup and one in the Champions League have shown off the 20-year-old’s talents, but, with just one injury time substitute appearance in the league, many are claiming that the French Under-21 international made a mistake in moving to West London as early as he did in his career.

However, the defender - who remained with first club St Etienne for the duration of last season despite signing for the Blues in January 2014 - has revealed that he is happy to be a Chelsea player, claiming that he is making progress with the help of the defensive duo who are keeping him out of the first-team set-up.

Speaking to the Standard, Zouma said: “I feel very well, I am very happy to be here. We have a very good and strong team. We are working very hard to win trophies.

“I am making progress when I play, when the coach gives me a chance. I am also learning from very good players in John Terry and Gary Cahill.

“We have a lot of games to play this season and when I have my chance, I try to be my best and play a very good game.”

Zouma made his third start of the season on Tuesday, playing the full 90 minutes in the Blues 2-1 League Cup fourth round victory over Shrewsbury Town alongside Chelsea academy graduate Andreas Christensen - himself just 18-years-old. The presence of such youngsters in Jose Mourinho’s first-team ranks bodes well for the future of the club as a creating, rather than buying, side, and, with such luminaries as John Terry and Gary Cahill to teach them, there is no guessing just how far they could progress.

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