The CIES Football Observatory conducted a study of the top 100 players in Europe, who have had the highest percentage of aerial duels since the start of the season. The result, a center back Chelsea that is Kurt Zouma be the best.
The French player has made 27 aerial duels since the start of this season. He did 26 times successfully.
The percentage of success is 96.3 percent according to CIES. He beat Atalanta defender, Berat Djimsiti, who was in second place after being able to win the aerial duel 22 times out of 23 occasions, which percentage reached 95.7 percent.
Kurt Zouma who is good at top balls (Mike Hewitt / Getty Images)
Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard asked by journalists about this. He was not surprised if Kurt Zouma became the king of aerial duels.
“I saw the statistics and I was not surprised. It is Zouma’s hard work so far,” said Lampard on the official Chelsea website.
“There are many reasons we have a good clean sheet and Kurt Zouma is a factor in it,” said Lampard.
Kurt Zouma’s header also culminates in a Chelsea goal (Getty Images / Marc Atkins)
Since training Chelsea from the 2019/2020 season yesterday, Frank Lampard entrusted Kurt Zouma. Last season, Zouma made 28 appearances in the Premier League and earlier this season the 26-year-old has played in seven games out of eight weeks.
“Zouma has become an important part at Chelsea. He is needed to block the air threat,” explained Lampard.
This season, Kurt Zouma a duet with Thiago Silva in the heart of the defense. The two complement each other, Silva has a lot of experience and Zouma is still quite young with strong stamina.
Through a header eyebrow, Zouma has packed three goals Premier League so far. Everything from a corner kick situation.
“Zouma must maintain his standards,” concluded Lampard.
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