HIDDINK WORRIES OVER ZOUMA

Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink has admitted that the injury to defender Kurt Zouma may be as serious as initially feared. The defender had to be stretchered off in the recent 1-1 draw with Manchester United.

He has recently received glowing praise for the impeccable performances and this injury could not have come at a much worse time for Chelsea and the player. There are fears that he may have ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament, which will keep him out for a minimum of 6 to 7 months. This will rule him not to just until the end of the season but also from the Euro 2016.

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Zouma injury gives Hiddink a defensive headache

Kurt Zouma is expected to be out of action for up to six months following the injury he picked up against Manchester United recently at Stamford Bridge. The Frenchman landed awkwardly when challenging for the ball in the air and it has since been confirmed that the defender will need surgery on his anterior cruciate ligament.

Zouma had firmly established himself as one of the regular starters in the Chelsea line-up this season in which he has made 32 appearances for the club. With the January transfer window now closed, manager Guus Hiddink will have to rely on what he has available in the squad as he is unable to sign cover until the summer.

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