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The arrival of Thiago Silva on a free from Paris Saint-Germain has also given a big boost with the Frenchman growing every day playing alongside such a decorated defender.

According to CIES Football Observatory, an independent research and education organization in Switzerland, Kurt Zouma ranks first as the best heading defender in the world right now.

Using data from the top 10 European leagues, Kurt Zouma has won 26 of his 27 aerial duels this season. That is a staggering 96.3 per cent.

The closest player to him from the Premier League is Harry Maguire who is ranked third with 90 per cent (27 won out of 30).

Zouma’s impressive displays for Chelsea were followed by a call-up to the France national team from head coach Didier Deschamps. Both him and Frank Lampard will be hoping that Zouma can continue to be colossal in their defences