Jamie Carragher has admitted he’s been impressed by the form of Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma lately.

The 25-year-old has been crucial during a seven-run winning streak, which was unfortunately ended by Manchester United in midweek in the last-16 of the Carabao Cup.

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He is a powerhouse centre-back that has definitely looked back to his best and is an imposing figure in defence.

Sky Sports pundit Carragher picked Zouma out as one of the players that has stood out during the last month.

“He struggled at the start of the season but now looks like the player I watched at Everton last season – and it’s still a young partnership, him and Tomori. He’s shown good leadership to help his mate,” Carragher said, as quoted by Sky Sports.

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It’s great to see Zouma earn some recognition for his recent displays, as he’s been a colossus at the back and recovered from a slow start to the season.

The Frenchman previously showed at Stamford Bridge his potential before a serious injury and he’s had to work extremely hard to get back to his best.

He became a real favourite at Everton last year during a season-long loan at Goodison Park and returned to West London in the summer.

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There is unquestionably tough competition in the heart of the Chelsea defence and Zouma didn’t help himself with a few nervous displays early in the campaign.

But in the past month he’s formed a great understanding next to Fikayo Tomori and his experience next to him has shown.

Zouma has all the strengths to be a hit in the Premier League with his pace and power, while his decision making in recent performances has been top notch.

With Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen still to come back from injury, Zouma has thrown down the gauntlet of what it will take to break back into the XI and he needs to just try keep going.

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