Chelsea new boy Hakim Ziyech watches Blues take on Norwich after completing big-money transfer from Ajax


HAKIM ZIYECH was in attendance for Chelsea’s win over Norwich City on Tuesday night.

The new Blues star is already training at Cobham after completing a £36million move from Ajax earlier this year.

Ziyech, 27, is a left-footed playmaker who could operate on the right wing, as a number ten or in central midfield under Frank Lampard.

But he is unable to play for Chelsea until the new season begins.

So Ziyech had to be content with a seat in the stands as the Blues looked for a win against Norwich, who have already been relegated from the Premier League.

Olivier Giroud scored the only goal of the game in first-half injury time, powering home a brilliant diving header off a Christian Pulisic cross.

Chelsea are now four points clear of Leicester City and Manchester United as the Champions League race goes to the wire.

Those two teams have played a game fewer than the Blues, with both in action on Thursday.

Ziyech spent four years at Ajax before his Stamford Bridge switch, winning the 2019 Eredivisie title and finishing runner-up in the 2017 Europa League final.

ZIyech recorded an incredible 21 assists and eight goals in his final season with Ajax.

And Chelsea will be hoping the Morocco star can weave similar magic in west London.

A £50m deal has also been completed for RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner.

And Chelsea’s next target is Bayer Leverkusen ace Kai Havertz.

Reports have also linked them with a stunning move for Atletico Madrid goalie Jan Oblak, with Kepa Arrizabalaga heading the other way.


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