“Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma managed to completed 45 minutes of football for the under-23s against Derby”
The French defender sustained a nightmare injury to his knee back in February.
But he managed to completed 45 minutes of football for the under-23s against Derby last night after nearly nine months out.
His side played in a 3-4-3 formation, so Zouma will have got a bit of experience of what it might be like to play in Antonio Conte’s new system.
However, it wasn’t a perfect return for the 21-year-old – he gave away a penalty after taking down Charles Vernam with a mistimed tackle.
Chelsea under-23s drew the match 2-2.
Click through the gallery above to see photos of Kurt Zouma’s return.