Former England captain Rio Ferdinand says Frank Lampard has been impressed with Hakim Ziyech since his arrival at Chelsea and says the Moroccan’s passing is ‘ridiculous’.
The winger moved to Stamford Bridge from Ajax in July, though the deal was agreed early in 2019.
The 27-year-old is yet to make his debut for the club after missing out on the 3-1 win against Brighton due to injury but Lampard hopes to have him available for the visit of Liverpool on Sunday.
With so many new signings in west London, Ziyech’s arrival has gone somewhat under the radar but Ferdinand has revealed how excited Lampard has been with the winger seen his arrival.
‘You know what 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.’
Chelsea made a winning start to their season with a win against the Seagulls but only Timo Werner and Kai Havertz were available from the club’s new signings.
The German played a part in earning Chelsea’s opener, which Jorginho scored from the spot.
And Ferdinand believes the former Red Bull Leipzig striker will prove to be the signing of the season.
‘I’m going to go for Werner,’ said Ziyech.
‘He looked sharp yesterday against Brighton and I saw him against Spain the other day – he tore them one’.
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