Zouma wants Chelsea return after a season with Stoke City - FCNaija

EPL By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 12/03/2018

Kurt Zouma wants a return to Chelsea after a season with Stoke City as he sees his future with the Stamford Bridge outfit.

Though at the moment, Zouma is focused on helping the Potters to avoid relegation to the Championship next season.

The French centre-back joined Chelsea from St-Etienne in 2014, and since his arrival, he has been an integral part of the team, The 23-year-old  progress at the club was hampered due to injury.

Speaking to reporters prior to Monday's game against Manchester City, Zouma said, as quoted by Goal: “People know that I’m here for one season and it doesn’t matter what is going to happen after, I hope Stoke are going to stay in the Premier League. My target is to go back to Chelsea but first do it right here. I don’t want to go down.

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“My target is to go back to Chelsea and play. They gave me a chance to go on loan and I spoke with the manager who agreed with that and they helped me a lot from my injury and to find a club where I can play all the time. 

"Everyone knows I am here for one year and then I’ll go back

“Like the other players, we all have to show the fans we want to stay up. There is no difference between me and the other players, we all have to fight to stay up. I don’t think about Chelsea, I just think about Stoke.”

Stoke sit on the 19th spot on the Premier League table and just a point off the safety of 17th place.

Zouma and his teammate could climb to 16th if they defeat the league leaders Manchester City in their next Premier League on Monday at the Bet365 Stadium on Monday.