Tuchel gives update on Kurt Zouma’s future

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Kurt Zouma had a mixed season last term under two different managers.

The France international was a key figure under Frank Lampard, but then played a bit part role under Thomas Tuchel.

Zouma’s future at Chelsea has been up in the air, as he’s believed to be part of Chelsea’s player plus cash bid for Sevilla defender Jules Kounde.

Tuchel is reportedly ready to lose Zouma due to his lack of ability to pass out from the back, as it is believed he wants a ball playing defender in his stead.

After the game against Arsenal, Tuchel was asked about the future of Kurt Zouma and Ruben Loftus-Cheek.

Tuchel however revealed that while he knows all about Zouma’s game and what he can offer, it’s up to Loftus-Cheek to impress him and show him his ability.

The Chelsea boss was asked: What is Kurt Zouma’s future, is he playing for his future like Loftus-Cheek?

He responded: “Kurt comes from a very different situation. Kurt was part of the team for half a year, I know him exactly, what I can demand from him, what he can give to the team. He was part of a very successful half a season.

“He was a very lively part of it, maybe not in minutes but I want to remember he was a crucial member of the team that won 2-0 against Atletico, for example. So when he was needed – and he had some tough decisions against him – but when he delivered. So the situation isn’t comparable to Ruben.

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“Ruben needs to show now everything in some weeks if that’s possible. For Kurt, it’s different as I know what he can deliver. It was his first 45 minutes of the season and from now on, we go.”

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