Back to Saturday English Premier League, West Ham United will face log leaders Chelsea Fc this weekend in what will be a keenly contested London derby.
A lot will definitely be at stake for the two teams during the early kick off game on Saturday, as one man is expected to face his former team for the very first time this season, and it’s no other person than French defender Kurt Zouma.The hammers secured the services of 26 year old defender Kurt Zouma from Chelsea in the summer for a fee in the region of 29.8 milion.
Recall that Zouma was initially linked with a move to Sevilla, as Chelsea was keen on a player plus cash deal for Jules Kounde, but Zouma insisted on his desire to stay put in England, and as such headed for Westham as his preferred destination in the summer.
So far Zouma have been a key part of Westham’s team this season, as they currently occupy 4th position on the log, just 9 points adrift of Chelsea who themselves are top of the league.
On facing Chelsea for the first time
Kurt Zouma sounded a bit emotional, as he admitted that it would be some sort of a special feeling for him as a player, due to the fact that he spent a long period at Chelsea.
Recall that Zouma joined Chelsea in the summer of 2014 from French club Saint-Étienne as a 19 year old defender, and spent up to 7 years at club.On the result he wants from the game
The Westham defender said that he would love to secure a win against his former team tomorrow, reasons because he now plays for a new club and would want his present team to win.
In his words “I want to beat Chelsea because i want to beat everybody. I play for Westham now and am happy to be here”.
On what he expects from Chelsea
Kurt Zouma acknowledge that he doesn’t expect the game against Chelsea tomorrow to be an easy one for his team due to how strong Thomas Tuchel’s team are in the league, but he was optimistic that Westham has what it takes to cause an upset tomorrow.