‘I feel comfortable in the team, with the squad and with the team mates’: Hakim Ziyech delights in start to life at Chelsea as £38m new boy continues to impress after duo of assists in 4-1 win over Sheffield United
- Hakim Ziyech has delighted in his start to life at Chelsea after his £38m arrival
- The Moroccan has had to wait for his chance due to early injury setbacks
- However, the 27-year-old has impressed with his attacking displays for the Blues
- Ziyech says his understanding of his team-mates continues to improve
Hakim Ziyech has delighted in his start to life at Stamford Bridge, as the Chelsea new boy revealed he is developing a strong understanding with his team-mates.
The Moroccan star was sidelined in the early weeks of the 2020-21 campaign, with a knee problem preventing Chelsea boss Frank Lampard from selecting the former Ajax attacker.
However, since regaining fitness and earning his place in the team, Ziyech has settled to life in English football with ease. The 27-year-old has caught the eye with creative displays and laid on two assists in the 4-1 win over Sheffield United.
Hakim Ziyech has delighted in his start to life at Chelsea after yet another impressive display
The £38m summer arrival has shown off his attacking prowess in a series of strong outings
The Blues fell behind early in the game through a David McGoldrick goal, but responded well and could have added more to the scoreline thanks to a glut of opportunities.
Ziyech said his new side responded well to the early setback, and that his understanding of how the team plays is improving game by game.
‘We played a good game, the first 10 minutes was a little bit difficult [and] we started sloppy but after, we controlled the game. We played well again,’ he told Sky Sports.
‘They like when you play the ball into feet. I saw [Mateo] Kovacic running in the space [for the first goal] and sometimes you have to give those balls and they [the defence] don’t know what to do.
The Moroccan says he is developing a strong understanding with his new Chelsea team-mates
The Blues are in strong form heading into the international break, winning their last four games
‘I always look at the [runs] before i take [set-pieces]. Sometimes all you need is eye contact.
‘I feel comfortable in the team, with the squad and with the team mates.’
Chelsea have moved up to third in the Premier League following the win over the Blades, and are in strong form heading into the international break.
Lampard’s side have tightened things up defensively, conceding just one goal in their last four games, while their new-look attack is clicking into place, bagging 14 goals in the same amount of games.
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