First Team Squad

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Kurt Zouma (Defender)

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Kurt Zouma

Lyon, France
Squad Number: 4
Position: Defender
Born: 27th Oct 1994 (Lyon, France)
Signed: 28th Aug 2021 (£29,800,000)
Contract: 4 years
Previous Club: Chelsea

 

vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

0-1: Saturday, 20th November
(Played 90 minutes)

The defence had no grip of the game, the runners easily making inroads and Jimenez bossing both centre backs. It isn't unreasonable to think that Ogbonna takes a grip of things back there and manages the game on the field, but neither centre back could do it here.

vs Liverpool

3-2: Saturday, 6th November
(Played 90 minutes)

It?EUR(TM)s a compliment to the midfield that the centre backs were mainly tested in the air. Zouma was good, playing well on both sides after Ogbonna?EUR(TM)s injury, and then popped up with the crucial third goal.

vs Aston Villa

4-1: Sunday, 31st October
(Played 90 minutes)

Solid in the air and covered round well, both defenders would be disappointed with Watkins having the space for the goal. Battled well and dealt with the pressure when Villa had their backs up. Didn?EUR(TM)t make the wild and reckless clearances that Ogbonna did.

vs Tottenham Hotspur

1-0: Sunday, 24th October
(Played 90 minutes)

Zouma and Ogbonna played well but without being particularly tested. Tottenham dithered without intent, and then were often stopped by Rice and Soucek in front of the defence. Imperious as a pair in the air, Zouma really seemed to dominate late on.

vs Everton

1-0: Sunday, 17th October
(Played 90 minutes)

The busier of the two centre backs defensively, that late block saved the day. Handled Rondon well.

vs Brentford

1-2: Sunday, 3rd October
(Played 90 minutes)

Lacked composure throughout. The centre backs were poor, both rash in challenges and made crucial errors.

vs Leeds United

2-1: Saturday, 25th September
(Played 90 minutes)

His defending was assured and he does just look a class act at the back. Took command of the ball and dragged his side forward on a few occasions. It came back to bite him on the first goal, but it was necessary and he cannot be blamed for what happened behind him.

vs Manchester United

1-0: Wednesday, 22nd September

Did not play.

vs Manchester United

1-2: Sunday, 19th September
(Played 90 minutes)

Outshone Ogbonna and looked completely settled within the team in his play and as a leader. Two fantastic last-ditch challenges to stop what seemed like certain Ronaldo goals, he was strong in the air, on the ground, defending in his box and stepping up to make challenges too. A very impressive start.

vs Dinamo Zagreb

2-0: Thursday, 16th September
(Played 90 minutes)

Looked in complete control at all times and solid as a rock. It?EUR(TM)s usually attacking signings that get the support excited, but Zouma looks a fantastic and assured signing.

vs Southampton

0-0: Saturday, 11th September

Did not play.
Kurt Zouma did not play for West Ham during this season.

Kurt Zouma did not play for West Ham during this season.

Kurt Zouma did not play for West Ham during this season.

Kurt Zouma did not play for West Ham during this season.

Kurt Zouma did not play for West Ham during this season.

Kurt Zouma did not play for West Ham during this season.

Kurt Zouma did not play for West Ham during this season.

Kurt Zouma did not play for West Ham during this season.

Kurt Zouma did not play for West Ham during this season.

Kurt Zouma did not play for West Ham during this season.

Kurt Zouma did not play for West Ham during this season.

Kurt Zouma did not play for West Ham during this season.

Kurt Zouma did not play for West Ham during this season.

Kurt Zouma did not play for West Ham during this season.

Kurt Zouma did not play for West Ham during this season.

Kurt Zouma did not play for West Ham during this season.

Kurt Zouma did not play for West Ham during this season.

Kurt Zouma did not play for West Ham during this season.

Kurt Zouma did not play for West Ham during this season.

Kurt Zouma did not play for West Ham during this season.