For months now, Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma has been left out of the backline in the Premier League.
However, Chelsea boss Frank Lampard gave Zouma a start in the heart of defence alongside Andreas Christensen for the game against Watford.
Rudiger was dropped to the bench after his poor performance in the 3-2 loss to West Ham. Against the Hornets, Chelsea returned to winning ways with a 3-0 victory on Saturday night, as the Blues kept their first clean-sheet in the PL following the restart.
Zouma was one of the standout performers at the back for Chelsea, and he did a good job reminding Lampard that he can still perform.
Zouma was a beast at the back and ensured Troy Deeney was kept quiet till he was subbed off.
According to Whoscored, Zouma registered 118 touches, completing 102 out of his attempted 110 passes at a success rate of 93 per cent.
In addition to that, he won 6 out of a possible 8 aerial duels, made 3 clearances, 2 interceptions, and completed 3 out of his attempted 6 long balls on Saturday night.
Zouma won a game-high six aerial duels out of the eight he went up for, and it showed his superiority in the air.
Do you think Zouma has done enough to get another start against Crystal Palace?