The Senegalese international made his Premier League debut last week against Everton at Goodison Park. The 33-year-old was impressive at the back along with Thiago Silva and Cesar Azpilicueta.
Kalidou Koulibaly was replaced in the second half by Marc Cucurella after a knock. The former Napoli defender’s impressive performance saw the Chelsea fans chant with his name.
Koulibaly revealed that it was a tough game and he was excited to win his first Premier League game.
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The Senegalese international revealed on Wednesday after morning training, saying: “It was a tough game and my first game in the Premier League.
“It was difficult because I’m not used to the rhythm but I tried my best, and we win the game, and I am so happy to win my first Premier League game. I am looking forward to winning many more games with my team.”
Kalidou Koulibaly also expressed his excitement after hearing the Chelsea fans sing with his name at Goodison Park.
The Chelsea number 26 added: “I was really happy and when I first heard [the song] I couldn’t believe it. My brother sent it to me on my phone and I was surprised. I was really happy and I want to thank them for this new song, I hope it will be sung for a long time!”
Chelsea will face Tottenham Hotspurs at Stamford Bridge on Sunday in a London Derby. Kalidou Koulibaly is expected to start in that game but he expects tough encounters on Sunday.
” It’s a big game at home, a London derby and we know it will be a tough game.
“Tottenham is a very good team with a lot of good players, we will work hard to be ready for Sunday to try and win the game. We know it’s going to be difficult, but we’ll be ready!”
Meanwhile, former Chelsea and Arsenal defender William Gallas believe Chelsea should sign a defensive midfielder and a striker rather than Frenkie de Jong.
Chelsea is rumored to be closing in on Frenkie de Jong after agreeing to a £68 million transfer fee with Barcelona.
The former French international said via Genting Casino: “De Jong is a great player. He is still young but he is so experienced in the way he plays.
“I don’t think Chelsea should have gone for someone of that profile though. They already have players like him.
“They should go for someone like Casemiro or Rodri instead. They are strong guys who stay in front of their defenders. They have good impacts physically as well. That is why I would not sign De Jong because they already have players who are a little bit similar.”
William Gallas added that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang would be a good signing for Chelsea.
“Chelsea should have known they had to sign a striker a few months ago. I don’t know why they are mainly linked with defenders when Lukaku did not stay and Timo Werner did not perform well over his two years at Chelsea.
“If Aubameyang can leave Barcelona, he would be good but he only just joined them.
“I would take Aubameyang though, as he is really experienced in the Premier League, and he will fit in straight away with the players.”