Recovering from a knee injury, Hakim Ziyech is set to play his first minutes for Chelsea in the Premier League on Saturday (4pm) when Southampton host.
The time has finally come for Hakim Ziyech. Recruited by Chelsea at the start of the summer against the tidy sum of 40 million euros (excluding bonus), the Moroccan attacking midfielder could well play his first minutes in an official match in his new colors this Saturday afternoon, as part of the Premier League matchday 5, facing Southampton. Left from the field for several weeks with a knee injury, the former Ajax is much better and has even replayed 30 minutes this week with the Moroccan team against Senegal.
“He was fantastic”
What thrills his new coach Frank Lampard, who has been full of praise for him. “It feels like Hakim Ziyech has been here for a long time now, said the Blues manager at a press conference. Still, he hasn’t played since the Dutch league ended prematurely in confinement. It’s been a long time. He worked so hard, he was fantastic in terms of professionalism getting in shape and he looks really good in training.“
“JI am delighted to be able to play it ”
Above all, Lampard is eager to see the 27-year-old Moroccan in his works. “I have a very open relationship with him about where he’s at, and what I feel about it is that he just needs to put in game minutes,” he asserted. But yes, of course I’m delighted to be able to play him so that he can bring what we took him to the club for which is to create chances and be the talented player that we have seen. at Ajax. I can’t wait to see him play. “
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