Reece James was understandably in the limelight after his performance in the win against Juventus, but he wasn’t the only Chelsea player that impressed. 

James, hailed as “brilliant” by Blues manager Thomas Tuchel last night, scored in Chelsea’s 4-0 win against Juventus. 

The right wing-back continued his excellent individual form in the Champions League group stage match, with qualification to the knockouts now secured after earning another three points. Meanwhile, Trevoh Chalobah, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Timo Werner were also on the scoresheet.

Chelsea’s academy graduate James shouldn’t be the only individual in the spotlight, though.

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Hakim Ziyech kickstarts Chelsea run?

Ziyech, 28, looked to the eye like his old self against Juventus. 

Tuchel decided to promote him to the starting XI for the European game at Stamford Bridge, which was a big vote of confidence given the amount of quality left on the bench.

The Moroccan attacker seemed much more confident to attempt bits of skill whenever he got the ball at his feet. He set up Werner’s stoppage time goal against the Italians, which was the second time in two appearances he’s set the German up to score.


It looks like there is something to build on now, but he will only grow in confidence if he gets plenty of minutes on the pitch.

Unfortunately, Tuchel is going to make some big players unhappy when he leaves them out.

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Stats highlight impressive Juventus contribution

Ziyech’s positive influence last night are more than backed up by statistical-based website WhoScored.

The left-footed playmaker had the most crosses (10) in the Chelsea team. Similarly, he had the joint-most key passes (3) in the match.

However, fans may be surprised to hear he also 3 tackles in the match. Deep-lying midfielder Jorginho was the only Blues player to make more (4). 

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