(Photo) Huge boost for Chelsea as 21-year-old likely to play key role in Conte’s 3-5-2 returns to training after bad injury

After badly injuring his knee in February, Kurt Zouma has not played a minute for Chelsea.

But the 21-year-old was back on the training ground with his teammates yesterday.

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Zouma could be key player for Chelsea under new manager Antonio Conte.

Multiple publications, including The Sun and Metro, have claimed that Conte is likely to play 3-5-2 at Chelsea.

Therefore, Zouma – who was starting frequently alongside captain John Terry before his horror injury – has an much increased chance of featuring, as there may be three spots for centre-backs, compared to just two in Chelsea’s old 4-2-3-1 system.

Furthermore, 3-5-2 often uses a sweeper and, with his impressive pace, Zouma would be a prime candidate for that role.

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