Crazy! Which former Chelsea star has Zouma been compared to?
Match of the Day pundit Danny Murphy has got rather ahead of himself and compared Chelsea youngster Kurt Zouma to club legend and all-time defensive great Marcel Desailly, BBC Sport reports.
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Desailly was a defensive rock at his peak, starring for both the Blues and AC Milan, as well as for the French national team as he became one of the finest centre-backs of his generation.
Zouma impressed for Chelsea against Manchester City on Saturday, but perhaps still has some way to go before replicating his fellow countryman.
Still, Murphy was hugely impressed, saying: “It was a massive show of confidence by Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho to pick Kurt Zouma at centre-half against Manchester City, and he did not let him down.
“He reminds me of France legend and former AC Milan and Chelsea defender Marcel Desailly with his power and presence, but the greatest quality he demonstrated against City was his calmness for his age – he did not once look panicked.”
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