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EPL: Zouma out to make Chelsea ‘suffer’ in ‘special’ London derby reunion

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Kurt Zouma says West Ham can make former club Chelsea suffer as David Moyes’ side look to end a run of three games without a win against the Premier League leaders.

Zouma made the switch from Stamford Bridge to the London Stadium in a £29.8million deal in the summer after seven years and 151 appearances for Chelsea.

The Frenchman has made an impressive start in east London but knows to expect a tough afternoon against his former employers on Saturday.

“It will feel special in a way because I’ve been there for so many years,” said Zouma.

“I want to beat Chelsea because I want to beat everybody. I play for West Ham now and I’m very happy to be here. It’s going to be a tough game as we know they have a lot of strength, but we have to use our strength to make them suffer.”

West Ham remain in the top four despite a run of two defeats and a draw over their past three League games, which has left them seven points off Liverpool in third and nine behind Thomas Tuchel’s Blues.

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The blip has not hit confidence, however.

“I mean, when you see the season we’re having at the minute, I don’t want to go ahead too much, but we can beat the top four and top-six teams and that’s where we are at the minute – we can compete with everybody,” said Zouma.

“That’s what we want, to be a competitive team and playing in Europe every season. Obviously, it starts from Saturday. It’s going to be a tough game, but we feel confident we can get points from that.”

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