Norwich City test is a ‘must-win’ for Blues’ defender
PUBLISHED: 15:05 22 August 2019 | UPDATED: 15:20 22 August 2019
Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma is labelling the Blues’ Premier League trip to Norwich City a ‘must win’ to get the Frank Lampard era up and running.
The Blues have yet to pick up a first top flight win under the former Chelsea midfielder and Zouma aims to put that right in Saturday lunchtime's televised trip to Carrow Road.
Leicester denied Chelsea a Stamford Bridge victory last weekend in a 1-1 draw following a heavy opening weekend defeat at Manchester United and a penalty shoot out loss to Liverpool in the Uefa Super Cup.
"We want to win every game - but we must win," he said, quoted on London News Online. "We want to win this one, of course. We are Chelsea. We are a big club. We wanted to win against Leicester City on Sunday.
"Unfortunately we couldn't and Saturday has to be a win of course. Every game has to be a win.
"We wanted to win the game but listen, I'd say we were maybe a bit tired in the legs. Obviously, Leicester played well. They pressed us very, very well and we had to deal with the pressure. We wanted to do better but we couldn't.
"We are understanding each other. There are players who came back from loan like me - and other players, the younger guys who came in. Now we are starting to understand each other. We just need to be more clinical and get the wins.
"Lampard wants us to press very high and keep the intensity high.
"Unfortunately we didn't do it on Sunday (against Leicester) but in the previous game, we did it well I think.
"We just need to score more goals. The work rate has to be high all the time for 90 minutes. That's what we are trying to do and that's what we have to do this weekend to win."