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Chelsea fans react on Twitter to Kurt Zouma's performance against Liverpool

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Chelsea fans took to Twitter on Tuesday night to react to Kurt Zouma's display in the 1-0 Capital One Cup win over Liverpool.

Branislav Ivanovic’s extra-time header saw Chelsea progress to the Capital One Cup final 2-1 on aggregate following a 1-0 semi-final second-leg win over Liverpool at Stamford Bridge.

Ivanovic headed home four minutes into extra-time to settle an engrossing match in which Liverpool failed to make the most of their superior opportunities.

The Blues were favourites going into the clash following a 1-1 draw at Anfield in the first-leg, but were given one of their toughest tests of the season up against Brendan Rodgers’ fast-paced side.

To counter the visitors’ style, Jose Mourinho opted to start the promising Kurt Zouma over Gary Cahill, telling Sky Sports before the encounter: “He's very fast. He's the fastest defender we have and Liverpool normally play on the counter-attack with fast players to get in behind.

"We believe in spite of him being a young kid and this being the first time he plays in the semi-final of a cup, we believe that his evolution has been good in the Capital One Cup.

"We don't deny that we try to reach the final and win the competition but sometimes there is a space for the improvement of young players and Zouma is an important young player for us."

Making his fourth start in the competition this season, the French centre-back had one or two naïve moments over the course of the match, but his pace, strength and confidence was also clear for all to see.

Aged just 20, he still has a huge amount of growth ahead of him but, judging from his recent performances, his future at Stamford Bridge is undoubtedly bright.

Fans certainly seem to agree with that sentiment, with many taking to Twitter after he match to both hail his impact on the night and call for more playing time.

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