Chelsea's start to the 2020/21 campaign has been very topsy-turvy after a summer of splashing the cash, with the club scoring more than anybody else in the Premier League (20), but letting in 10 from eight games and drawing three.
Whilst letting in 10 goals this early on in the season isn't quite a title-winning number, it is the second least conceded in the top flight, which says a lot considering the incredible amount of goals scored already this year.
Much of the reason for Chelsea's turn in form at the back has been the addition of Edouard Mendy, who has cleaned up the messy act left between the sticks by Kepa Arrizabalaga. However, the rise of Kurt Zouma in central defence has certainly not been spoken of enough. The ex-Everton man has now, finally, started to become a regular for the club he joined six years ago and become a pivotal part of their solidity.
Zouma has played seven Premier League games so far and scored an extraordinary three goals already, which is only bettered by their hotshot striker, Timo Werner. The Frenchman has also made 511 passes ahead of this week's clash with Newcastle United, whilst also making 36 clearances, winning 23 aerial battles and becoming a regular feature for the world champions, France.
Now, Zouma is priced at £0.58 on Football Index, which is a 1.69% change in his price in this past week, and as Chelsea are unbeaten in their last 11 games in 90 minutes, the Blues' centre-back's form may well continue.