As per the outlet, the Chelsea boss stepped in to turn down an approach from Goodison Park to sign him in the summer transfer window.
Does Zouma get into the Everton starting eleven currently?
Indeed, Zouma spent the 2018/19 term on loan at the Merseyside club from Stamford Bridge, and he did rather well there, winning 4.8 of his duels per game in the Premier League and also averaging 3.8 clearances, 1.7 interceptions and one tackle per match (Sofascore).
However, in the 2020/21 season so far, all of these stats bar average number of clearances per appearance have declined, suggesting that Zouma is maybe not playing as well as he was a couple of years ago.
With the signing of 22-year old central defender Ben Godfrey from Norwich City as well, perhaps Carlo Ancelotti’s team were right not to push Lampard for a transfer.
Everton fan reaction to Zouma revelation
These EFC supporters expressed their relief at the Toffees not signing Zouma on Twitter, with one Blue even branding the 25-year old France international as a ‘liability’:
Good. He’s a liability
— Paddy Weathers (@PaddyWeathers4) October 20, 2020
Dodged a bullet with him I think
— Hemmsefc (@Hemms10) October 20, 2020
Thank god for that eh!
— Andy Gee (@tottiewewards) October 20, 2020
Well done he ok but nothing special 🙂move on 👌🏼
— Blue poppy (@Bluepop16134359) October 19, 2020
Good. Loved zouma but Godfrey is going to be different class
— Paul Parr (@Paul_Parr_1989) October 19, 2020
I think Godfrey is going to be a better player anyway.
— Jay Evans (@Bluenos47222698) October 20, 2020
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