Kurt Zouma reveals Frank Lampard’s message to Chelsea stars during ‘bad period’

Kurt Zouma reveals Frank Lampard’s message to Chelsea stars during ‘bad period’

Zouma revealed Lampard’s message to Chelsea players (Picture: Getty)

Kurt Zouma is convinced Chelsea’s ‘bad period’ is behind them after a 1-0 win over Fulham and revealed the message Frank Lampard had been reinforcing into this troops during their tough run.

Zouma found himself on the bench for the hard-fought win at Craven Cottage on Saturday evening but his Chelsea team-mates ended a three-match winless streak in the Premier League.

They will hope to secure back-to-back victories against Leicester City on Tuesday night, although that will be no straightforward task with the Foxes flying high in third.

Despite the previous poor run of form, Lampard was keen to instil a positive message into his players to keep morale high.

And Zouma thinks that Chelsea are now through the rough patch and ready to challenge Brendan Rodgers’ side.

‘We look at Leicester, they are a dangerous team and we know their weapons, but how we approach the game is the most important,’ he told Chelsea’s official website.

Lampard has called for his Chelsea stars to remain positive (Picture: Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

‘We want to play our way and we want to win this game our way. The manager has told us to be positive.

‘We know we’ve had a bad period and we could’ve done better in many games, but everything that happened is behind us now.

‘This year you can see that every team is grabbing points from everybody. Every game is different and difficult.

‘It’s going to be a very open game, but we have to be focused on ourselves.’

Despite Chelsea being seventh in the table, Zouma – who has started 15 of their 18 Premier League matches – is enjoying his role at Stamford Bridge.

‘I am improving at many aspects of the game,’ he added.

‘Before I was young and needed to learn many things but now, I’m 26 and established and have a bit of experience. I’m playing week in week out and the work is never finished. I have to keep working hard and keep learning every day.

‘I’m happy to be back playing at Chelsea after what happened with the injury, and then going on loan, so I’m just enjoying myself at the minute.’

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