Chelsea is one of the most famous clubs on the planet. They have crazy fans are in every nook and corner of the globe. For some time, fans were demanding a decent signing. Hakim Ziyech from Ajax got selected.
Chelsea spent 40 million Euros for his signature. He had scored 6, 21 and 9 goals in the previous season in the Ajax jersey. In 33 caps for Morocco, he has successfully hit the net on 14 occasions. But what makes him special is his ability to feed venomous passes. His assists count in the previous three seasons is 13, 17 and 18. He provided most assists in 14-15, 16-17, 17-18 and last season in Dutch top division. Currently, his assists count is second-most in Eredivisie. Here he is getting better and better. He is a selfless team player. It suits Lampard’s mentality.
Lightening quick pace is another asset of the Moroccan player. The attacking midfielder could infuse speed to midfield. Many Chelsea lovers adore the creativity of Jorginho but lament his speed. Ziyech could end that midfield deficiency. The cold-blooded finisher is on the right side of age.
Playmaker winger loves to play on the right-hand side. He is a left-footer. He will give Pulisic tough and healthy competition. Ziyech loves to pounce on the ball and decide without delay. He kept moving all the time. The Nederland-born talent could patrol midfield and can be a good marshal upfront.
The 26-year old displayed bursts of pure brilliance in the dream run of Dutch champions during the previous CL season. He smashed 3 important goals in 11 Champions League games with fleet footwork. More importantly, he rose to the occasion in Round of 16, QF and SF.
On the opposite side, fans are saying that Chelsea should have gone for a fearsome striker. Kovacic – Kante – Jorginho has adapted well in the midfield. Rudiger – Christian- Alonso are quite settled in defense. Kepa is a world-class goalkeeper. Sancho’s signing could have been a better option.
Lampard has proved himself as an excellent coach who can shape up the talent of young players. Considering it, the Blues could have saved money and gone for a raw cheap talent for the future. 2-3 players in the youth system of Chelsea are honing their crafts well. Management could have waited. Tammy Abraham and Mason Mount have performed way better than one thought. Batshuayi and Giroud have contributed well. But Tommy is lifting more load. A quality striker could have given him good support and help.
Another point is that Dutch and English football is of different levels. Dutch soccer is slow and technical. EPL is more about power and pace. It is the most popular and toughest domestic league in the world. So fans are skeptical of the signing.
Pedro and Willian are leaving. In this situation, Ziyech could fill the gap. His first year in London might be tough. In the long run, Moroccan could be a real game-changer for the Blues. This time, he is in the right club and in the right league for the rig.
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