​If you haven't noticed, Kurt Zouma is a good defender. Really good, actually. He showed that on loan last season with Everton, and it looks like the Frenchman left a lasting impression on the club's supporters.


Bringing Zouma back permanently was always going to be a tough ask, with Chelsea dealing with their transfer ban this summer, but that certainly hasn't stopped fans from doing their piece and launching the #FreeZouma movement on Twitter.


This wasn't just a casual surge in popularity. Oh no. #FreeZouma took over the world. It was trending worldwide, with countless supporters voicing their desire to see the ever-smiling Frenchman back at Goodison Park permanently. 


Everywhere you looked, there was a #FreeZouma post, and it wasn't just casual fans who were getting in on the fun - even the admins of Zenit St. Petersburg decided they didn't want to miss out.


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​​Understandably, ​Chelsea fans felt the need to jump online to defend their club. The Blues weren't going to sit back and allow a Twitter movement to overwhelm them.


With ​Gary Cahill leaving the club this summer, Zouma is expected to earn plenty of game time next season, and it would take a huge offer to tempt Chelsea to sell the centre-back. Plus, many fans felt as though ​Everton were due a taste of their own medicine, after refusing to sell ​John Stones to the Blues back in 2015.


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​​You can bet that Zouma will have seen the posts - how could he avoid them? However, will they actually persuade him to push for a Chelsea exit? Well, that's a whole different story.