Ferdinand claims Lampard says Hakim Ziyech's passing is 'ridiculous'

‘His passing is ridiculous’: Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has been privately raving about Hakim Ziyech and can’t wait to hand summer signing his debut, reveals Rio Ferdinand

  • Hakim Ziyech joined Chelsea in a £37.8million transfer from Ajax this summer
  • The forward is yet to make his debut due to a knee injury sustained last month
  • However, the 27-year-old has already impressed Chelsea boss Frank Lampard 

Rio Ferdinand says Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has lavished praise on summer signing Hakim Ziyech – especially hailing one particular attribute.

Ziyech joined the Blues officially this summer in a £37.8million transfer from Ajax – although the deal was initially made back in February.

The winger is yet to make his Chelsea due to a slight knee injury sustained last month in a pre-season friendly against Brighton but already he has impressed Lampard, according to Ferdinand.

Hakim Ziyech is yet to make his Chelsea debut but he’s already impressed Frank Lampard

According to Rio Ferdinand (right), Lampard has described the winger’s passing as ‘ridiculous’

‘I spoke to Frank the other day about Ziyech and he said: “His passing is ridiculous.” Ferdinand told the Five YouTube channel.

‘I’m looking to see them passes when he cuts with his left foot and has the likes of Mason Mount, Timo Werner, Kai Havertz etc all making runs, and I think Ziyech will be putting it on a plate for these boys.’

The 27-year-old is one of six new signings at Stamford Bridge so far this transfer window. Out of those new arrivals only Werner and Havertz were available to play in their opening 3-1 Premier League win at Brighton on Monday night.

Of the two, Werner made the bigger impact winning a penalty – which Jorginho converted – and Ferdinand believes the striker will prove to be the signing of the season.

‘I’m going to go for Werner,’ Ferdinand continued.

‘He looked sharp against Brighton and I saw him against Spain the other day – he tore them one.’

Ferdinand believes Chelsea new boy Timo Werner will prove to be the signing of the season

Werner won the Blues a penalty during their 3-1 win at Brighton in their Premier League opener

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