Frank Lampard has hailed the performance of Kurt Zouma and insists that he always know the Chelsea defender would be a big deal for him. The 26 – year – old had previously had a tough time with the Blues, surffering a serious ACL in injury before being loaned out to Stoke city and Everton.
However, last season he was brought back into the first team, and his season he has a constant figure at the back. The France international has started ten of the 11 premier league game and formed a formidable partnership with Thiago Silva at center – back.
But most outstanding element to this game has been in the air, winning countless headers and in the 3-1 win over leads United he netted his fourth goal of the league campaign. That’s cthe same amount of goals that he had netted in all of this league matches before and has shown his dominance in the opposition’s box .
Frank Lampard has put that down to confidence and has been impressed with effort of the Frenchman.
” He has been playing well this season, obviously the eye catching things is the amount of goal effort he has scored from set-pieces”, Frank Lampard said.
” For me, that is just him going up with more confidence more hope in himself. He has always had size and spring, but now you see him on all part of the pitch he is a real threat and doing his job.
“His performances have been really good. I think he has been helped by the experience of Thiago Silva next to him as a unit, he took stronger and Kurt has been a big part of that. “A lot of defending his concentration. He has got a lot of great attributes as center- back I knew that and it’s why I have been so positive when I came here that a player like Kurt would be a big deal for me.
” He is showing that in the terms of how he’s playing. I am delighted with him.