Chelsea’s 25-man squad heading to Perth for the first leg of our pre-season tour has been revealed – and Kurt Zouma is NOT on the plane.
Maurizio Sarri is without the Chelsea players which were involved in the World Cup this summer. They are not due to return until early August.
Zouma was back at Cobham and taking part in training, but the decision appears to have been made to leave him at home.
The Frenchman was previously thought to have a bright future here. He even forced his way into the starting eleven.
The rupture he suffered to his anterior cruciate ligament may well have ended any hope he had of making it at Chelsea, which is a tragedy.
It’s unclear whether Zouma is close to sealing a move away from Chelsea, or his agent is actively searching for a new club. Either way, his future as a Chelsea player looks bleak.
Here’s the 25 players who are heading to Perth, as revealed on Chelsea’s website: