The French defender kept his place ahead of Gary Cahill for the crunch fixture.
Loic Remy opened the scoring for Chelsea before David Silva scrambled in an equaliser. Chelsea were without the likes of top scorer Diego Costa and top provider Cesc Fabregas. Add to that the fact they played 120 minutes against Liverpool in midweek and it is no surprise they were fortunate to grab a point from a game City were the stronger.
In order to do so there were some incredible individual performances. Remy toiled away as the lone striker while Nemanja Matic was imperial, as always, in the heart of Chelsea's midfield.
But it was the performance of Kurt Zouma that truly caught the eye.
The young Frenchman kept his place in the first-team ahead of the out-of-sorts Gary Cahill yesterday. After shining against Liverpool it was just rewards and he was again immaculate at the back for The Blues.
The summer arrival from Saint-Etienne, who he had re-joined on loan last January immediately after completing his Chelsea move, kept Sergio Aguero quiet for most of the game and earned rave reviews once again in the process.
Cahill has a fight on his hands getting back in the team, as Chelsea fans seem pretty happy with the current displays of the colossal Zouma.
Here is some reaction from Twitter ...
Okay now that I am less tense and capable of tweeting, what a game for Zouma!!! Seriously, he was just immense!— PeruvianFuneralMusic (@DrShafbonculous) February 1, 2015
Zouma...can't say more..this fella is immense'— Ayomide (@allswagerrthing) January 31, 2015
One quality I love about zouma...he never back out of tackles.That's a trait world class defenders have..we have a monster in our hands #CFC— OMOOBA FLEMZEEY (@_flemzeey) January 31, 2015
Zouma was incredible yet again quality!— DANI (@DaniBuckland25) January 31, 2015
Kurt zouma was awesome today! He will be an incredible player— dom ford (@fordie13) January 31, 2015
Kurt Zouma's talent is incredible considering his age. Jose's guidance will only improve his development! #CFC— Llion Carbis (@carbislli) January 31, 2015
What a player zouma is gonna be,was incredible today! He's the future— Jamie Mcminn (@Jamie_Mc85) January 31, 2015