KURT ZOUMA REVEALS THE ADVICE CONTE GAVE HIM DURING HIS INJURY LAY-OFF

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Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma returned to action for Chelsea against Peterborough after about 11 months.

Zouma was solid at the back as Chelsea defeated Peterborough 4-1 and Zouma has now revealed the advice Antonio Conte gave him during his injury lay-off.

Zouma said: “Yes, he talked to me. He said be careful with the recovery and recover really well.

“When you are back we want you to play, like I did today (Sunday), so I am really happy. When you know you have the trust from your manager, it is always good.

“He explained to me his tactic because I didn’t know it before. Before we played with four and now we play with five, with three central defenders.

“So we know the manager likes to do a lot of tactics. So we watch a lot of videos so he put me in there to watch, to understand, that’s what he does.

“I need to be patient, everybody wants to play but you need to be patient when the team is doing well. You need to understand your body. I understand a lot about my body.

“The medical staff were very good with me. They did a very good job and I thank them a lot. They were all behind me and I think they prepared me very very well.”

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