'He's even better than I thought he was!': Pat Nevin names 3 brilliant qualities Ziyech brings to Chelsea

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'He's even better than I thought he was!': Pat Nevin names 3 brilliant qualities Ziyech brings to Chelsea

"The one thing over the past week that has knocked me out has been the performance of Hakim Ziyech," former Blue Pat Nevin told the club's official website.

"In two games he has proved to be an even better player than I thought he was, and I thought he was very good anyway.

"That ability to see crucial through balls and be able to play them at the right time and the right pace in between packed defences is something we really needed to add to our arsenal.

"His pass to Timo Werner for the third goal was an overlooked moment of genius. Anyone from Kevin De Bruyne to Cesc Fabregas would have been proud of that assist.

"It wasn’t his only moment of fabulous vision. The two goals in two games had the look of a natural finisher about them. He doesn’t panic when he is in the box, he is in total control of the situation, a sure sign of a very good player.

"The creativity is a given then, but most Chelsea fans and definitely the gaffer will have noticed his work-rate, too. His closing down and efforts to win the ball back high up the field were top class.

"Again I will be honest and admit that I wasn’t expecting that level of work-rate, but it looks very much like the right team spirit is in his make-up and it is not just the early efforts of a new player trying to impress."

Ziyech scored on his first start for the Blues as he found the back of the net against Krasnodar and then followed that up with an assist and a goal against Burnley as he led his team to a 3-0 win.

The winger is a hardworking, creative beast who can trouble defences with his brilliant passing and his skilful dribbling. Still only 27, the best of Ziyech is yet to come and Nevin's words are completely on the mark.

AuthorTaha MemonSourceChelseafc.com
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