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Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Zouma happy with clean sheet over crystal palace
Goals from Tammy Abraham and Christian Pulisic secured a sixth Premier League victory on the bounce and three of them have come at Stamford Bridge, accompanied by a clean sheet.
Maintaining that winning run was obviously the most important thing on Saturday lunchtime, but Zouma was also keen to stress the value of keeping the opposition scoreless once again.
‘We’re delighted,’ he said. ‘We’re working hard every day to get wins and this was the sixth one. We were patient, we scored two goals and didn’t concede any so we’re very happy.
‘As a defender I’m very happy with the clean sheet and it’s really important for us to keep clean sheets, to keep that confidence high. It’s just about communication and working hard. You have to be in the right position at the right time, talk to your team-mate next to you, and do it all together. We did it well.’
Zouma also discussed the three yellow cards handed out to the Blues inside the opening 33 minutes of the contest, which came as a result of a concerted effort to get about the Eagles high up the pitch.
‘We were watching before the game how Crystal Palace like to sit back and make the game difficult for their opponents,’ he said. ‘As soon as we lost the ball we tried to recover it quickly – that’s why we got yellow cards sometimes, because we tried to put high pressure all the time and we take risks sometimes.’