Kurt Zouma is playing under the perfect manager in Marco Silva to have a future at Chelsea
Injuries have plagued Kurt Zouma’s career so far.
After signing in 2014, he was just starting to become a regular starter before he tore his ACL against Manchester United.
He returned at the end of the 2016-17 season but to aide his recovery, he was sent on loan to Stoke City for the next season.
In a relegation season, Zouma only missed one match but failed to pull up any trees at the Britannia.
Hopes were high upon his return to Stamford Bridge this summer but he once again found himself surplus to requirements.
After replacing Antonio Conte, Maurizio Sarri sent Zouma on loan to Everton for the season.
However, this may be a blessing in disguise for the Frenchman.
Although expectations are high at Goodison Park, they are definitely not as lofty as at Chelsea.
Therefore, being out of this spotlight will allow Zouma to 100% focus on his football.
Also, playing under Marco Silva at Everton could prove a masterstroke in terms of his future at Chelsea.
Silva and Sarri like to play an open, possession-based game but Zouma’s strengths don’t lie with the ball at his feet.
Therefore, a season spent being coached by Silva should help develop Zouma’s skills with the ball.
And if he hopes to have a future at Chelsea, he’ll need to listen closely to watch Silva is coaching.
Chelsea’s defensive frailties mean that there is an opportunity for Zouma to play when he returns.
And he should look at Kalidou Koulibaly’s time at Napoli under Sarri if he needs any inspiration.