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Kurt Zouma: What Jose Mourinho told us before kick-off against Arsenal


Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma says boss Jose Mourinho asked his players to forget about the team's position in the table before facing Arsenal on Saturday.

The Blues registered a much-needed win against the Gunners as they moved up to just three points from their rivals.

And Zouma was also delighted with yet another clean sheet for Chelsea's defensive department.

"We don't have pressure in the dressing room," Zouma told Chelsea TV.

"We know who we are and we just had some bad results since the beginning of the season, but now we showed who we really are and what we can do.

"The boss said before the game: 'Forget the table – play the game to win and to show them that they are going to lose.'

"Together we have to stay concentrated and keep improving. We have to work hard every day in training.

"We are very happy because we won two games and kept two clean sheets but we know there is still a long way to go, the year is really long, so we have to keep working.

"We have good defenders – I can play, John Terry can play, Gaz did well as well. So now we just have to recover our defensive organisation from last year. It doesn't matter who plays, we have to just keep going and keep clean sheets."

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