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.