Saturday, June 12

EPL: Ian Wright Identifies ‘Weak Link’ in Tuchel’s Chelsea Squad

 

Arsenal legend, Ian Wright, has named Kurt Zouma as Chelsea’s “weakness” in their 1-0 defeat to the Gunners on Wednesday evening.

Emile Smith Rowe netted the winner in the first half, following Jorginho’s poor back pass.

Blues boss, Thomas Tuchel, was without Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen for the match, so Zouma started on the left side of a three-man defence with Thiago Silva and Cesar Azpilicueta.

Wright believes Zouma looked “nervous” in that role due to his indecisiveness on the ball in the build up to Arsenal’s winning goal.

“The thing is I think Kurt Zouma is somebody who you should put pressure on, especially playing on the left-hand side of the defence,” Wright told Premier League Productions.

“He’s not comfortable, he looks very nervous and that’s what Arsenal did. We saw it, he’s saying he needs options but he’s got options.

“He had a couple of opportunities in this move and I think the pressure they put on him to make him have to play back to Jorginho who was then rushed by Emile Smith Rowe saw his opportunity and that’s how Arsenal got their goal.

“But I always saw him as a weakness, Kurt Zouma.”

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