Conte happy with Zouma return


​Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has declared himself pleased with Kurt Zouma’s performance on his return to the starting lineup following a long-term injury layoff.
The France international was back in the Blues’ fold for the 4-1 FA Cup win over Peterborough United on Sunday afternoon, playing the full 90 minutes after teammate John Terry saw red.

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Conte made nine changes to his lineup but still saw Chelsea return to winning ways, with the Italian delighted to see some of his fringe players – goalscorer Michy Batshuayi among them – impress at Stamford Bridge.
“I am pleased – when you change nine players it is never easy to play a good game and to be a team,” he is quoted as saying by BBC Sport. “Today we showed we were a team. I’m pleased for those who have played less as they have showed me good form.
Asked about Zouma’s return, Conte added: “I am very happy. It is a first game after a really bad injury and he is fully recovered. He played good. We know he can improve a lot.”
Conte also revealed after the third-round win that he would consider appealing Terry’s red card, awarded to him when bringing down Lee Angol as the last man.

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