Everton defeated Chelsea 3-1 at Goodison Park yesterday in Duncan Ferguson’s first game in caretaker charge since the departure of Marco Silva.
The result was a fair reflection on Everton’s far improved performance under the cult hero and fans were very happy with the display of several of their players.
However, Everton fans were also commenting after the game on the performance of a former player.
Kurt Zouma endeared himself to the Everton fans last season with some impressive performances at the back for the Toffees.
The Frenchman was even wanted on a permanent deal in the summer but the appointment of Frank Lampard saw Zouma wanted at Stamford Bridge.
This was not, however, a happy return to Goodison Park for Zouma.
The Chelsea defender struggled with the physicality and industriousness of Dominic Calvert-Lewin in the Everton attack and Chelsea fans were left frustrated with his display.
Everton fans, however, were also reacting to Zouma’s performance, suggesting his soft spot for the club might have gotten the better of him.
See zouma wanted Everton to win nice one ?
— James Evans (@Efc12Evans) December 8, 2019
— Royal Blue Mersey (@RBMersey) December 7, 2019
— Casey Shea (@SheaVedIce) December 7, 2019
DCL has won every single ball there against Zouma, 2 goals, made him self available for every single ball, an absolute number 9 performance if ever there was one
— Luke Foley (@FoleyEFC) December 7, 2019
#EFC I knew Zouma was still good for our team :)
— Charlie COYB (@ccartmelEFC) December 7, 2019
Agent Zouma with the assist for Big Dom there ?#EFC
— Liam Edwards ????????? (@LiamTEdwards) December 7, 2019
DOUBLE AGENT KURT ZOUMA. #EFC
— Rob Vera (@TheRobVera) December 7, 2019
Zouma ? once Everton has touched you
— smart those jeans (@EFC_Dan) December 7, 2019
Zouma’s a toffee :-) #efc
— Darren Sterry (@darrensterry) December 7, 2019
Think Zouma will hand in a transfer request to return to #Everton in January?
— Blue Season (@SchneiderErnie) December 7, 2019
How did Zouma/Keane partnership work ?? Both were as bad as one another today. Zouma slightly worse !
— Colm Hudson ☘️ (@IrishEverton) December 7, 2019