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Kurt Zouma: Chelsea's clean sheet 'gives confidence to the defence'

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On Saturday, Chelsea tested the Norwich City defence over and over again, but still couldn't put the ball into the back of the net until an opportunistic chance created by a Fàbregas quick free-kick arose in the second half. Many agreed with José Mourinho's claims that the team could have won the game by a few more goals, including young Kurt Zouma.

"We worked hard, we could have won more than 1-0 but it was a good game against a good team. Norwich are very compact and they had some opportunities to score as well so we are very happy with the result."

Zouma himself could've contributed to a larger margin of victory, but his flick from a Willian-delivered free-kick hit the crossbar.  But the selfless 21-year-old won't dwell on his missed chance since Chelsea still won the game, and defending is his first priority after all and is why he's started 15 of the last 17 matches (including 8 straight).

"It was unlucky for me I hit the bar but even if I didn't score it doesn't matter because we won it. The next time I hope I will score but my job is to defend. That is important, to win and keep a clean sheet as well, and it gives confidence to the defence."

"Since a few weeks ago the team has been playing much better. We know we are not in a good position in the table but despite that we have a good spirit and we just want to keep going. When we win we are always happy and even when we lose we are all together so that is a good thing."

"We have to thank the fans because they are always behind us - when we lose and when we win - singing for us and helping the boss as well. So we are all together with the fans as well and we are very happy to have them. I hope for them we are going to win a lot of matches."

-Kurt Zouma; source: Chelsea FC

So do we, Zouma.  So do we.