Everton-linked Kurt Zouma dazzles, Chelsea fans react

(EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Idrissa Gueye and Kurt Zouma (R) during the Everton training session at USM Finch Farm on January 24, 2019 in Halewood, England.

The one-time Everton loanee put on a 'masterclass' for Chelsea, according to some fans on Sunday.

Kurt Zouma of Chelsea controls the ball during the preseason friendly match between Kawasaki Frontale and Chelsea at Nissan Stadium on July 19, 2019 in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan.

Everton fans might be hurting a little after seeing Kurt Zouma's performance on Sunday.

The French centre-back impressed at Stamford Bridge as Chelsea were held to a 1-1 draw by Leicester City.

It could and should have been a convincing win for the hosts and the lack of three points is by no means a reflection on Zouma, who struck a chord with the Everton faithful during a loan at Goodison last term.

He was so popular with the Toffees that Marcel Brands tried to bring the £25 million-rated defender back to Merseyside [Everton TV], but the London club's transfer ban meant that they couldn't sign a replacement.

 

Here's how Chelsea fans reacted to his display against the Foxes.

Even without Zouma, Everton could have a season to remember.

Yerry Mina had his stand-out performance in a blue shirt last week against Crystal Palace and he might just be the Zouma alternative that Brands failed to sign during the summer.

Zouma didn't have a brilliant game as the Blues lost 4-0 at Manchester United a week ago, but there was a huge sign of improvement yesterday and if he maintains that standard, Brands and manager Marco Silva won't be getting him back period.

Idrissa Gueye  and Kurt Zouma (R) of Everton during the Premier League match between Everton FC and Manchester United at Goodison Park on April 21, 2019 in Liverpool, England.

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