Everton’s defence has had a good start to the season with two clean sheets in four games but some fans are keen to see the return of a centre-back who played for them last season.
Kurt Zouma made 29 Premier League starts for the Toffees last season, and impressed as his side only conceded 32 goals in those matches.
Now, the 24-year-old is featuring regularly for Chelsea after returning to his parent club at the end of last season, but he hasn’t fared as well, with nine goals conceded in four league games.
Last weekend epitomised his mixed fortune, with the Blues taking a two-goal lead before Sheffield United came back to draw – with Zouma scoring a late own goal.
That prompted racial abuse from some sections of social media, and it is possible the defender will seek a move away from the London club in order to avoid a repeat of such vitriol.
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In response, some Everton fans have taken to Twitter to assure the player that he would be welcome back at Goodison, and others are keen to see him back on Merseyside once again, as the following reactions show.
Come back zouma lad well look after ye ,
— mark (kidda) (@mark99576605) September 3, 2019
It would be great to have him back!
— Andrew Holden (@iamandrewholden) September 3, 2019
Bring him home
— David G 85 (@DavidG94298573) September 3, 2019
Great news ??
— BILLO (@POPEYETOM1) September 3, 2019
With open arms, Kurt
— Mark Langshaw (@MarkLangshaw) September 3, 2019
— Scott Ghostrider Woolner (@ScottGhostrider) September 3, 2019
— BurningRanger95 (@BRanger95) September 3, 2019