Everyone who follows Arsenal will be delighted by this news and will be having a goog old laugh, but I cannot see Jose Mourinho taking too kindly to it and I assume that the Chelsea captain John Terry will have his place in the starting line up back again, while young Kurt Zouma could be set for a lengthy spell on the bench.
The French defender, who opened the scoring against Arsenal at the weekend, seems to have not read the Chelsea script and simply told the truth when he was asked about the controversy surrounding the game with the behaviour of his yeam mate Diego Costa.
As reported by The Mirror, Zouma was speaking to French TV about Costa and amazingly he admitted what everyone suspects, that Costa is a cheat and he does this sort of thing all the time in the hope that he can get an opposition player sent off.
Zouma said, “No, we’re not surprised because we know Diego. Everyone knows Diego and this guy likes to cheat a lot and put the opponent out of his game.”
Jose Mourinho had already backed his striker, of course, but if Zouma is well aware of Costa’s actions and intentions, it is clear that the Chelsea boss is as well and is complicit in the cheating. Again this is hardly news but to have it confirmed by one of his own players will surely have him pulling his hair out.
And what will all the Premier League referees be thinking the next time they are in charge of a game involving Chelsea and Costa? Nice one Zouma.