Chelsea manager Frank Lampard showed during his first year in charge of the club that he’s intent on playing an attacking style of football, which is no surprise when you consider he was one of the best goalscoring midfielders of all time.
The Blues manager worked alongside some top-class attackers during his playing career and he now has the opportunity to build a team on his own image.
There is understandably a lot of focus from supporters right now on 24-year-old Timo Werner, who has joined from RB Leipzig this summer and will look to fall into the Chelsea category of great centre-forward, rather than the poor.
But one man perhaps going under the radar ahead of the new campaign is Hakim Ziyech, who is also preparing for his first season in the Premier League after joining from Ajax for £33.3million (Sky Sports).
Ziyech moves to West London the finished article already, as he’s been a brilliant performer at Ajax for years and looked the part on the Champions League stage.
He left the Dutch giants with an incredible record of 48 goals and 82 assists in 165 senior appearances for them, making him look an absolute bargain signing.
Chelsea have found their new Arjen Robben?
Lampard got to play alongside some incredible wide man at Stamford Bridge and a main one that springs to mind is Arjen Robben.
The Dutchman helped kick things off during the Roman Abramovich era by winning back-to-back Premier League title and he gave Chelsea such a unique threat, something they have struggled to find again since he left in 2007.
Robben lit up the Premier League with his pace, trickery and directness, and he would so often cut inside to his favoured left foot to cause havoc in the final third.
Ziyech is certainly someone built in the same mould as Robben in terms of their playing style and has shown he’s got a wand of a left foot that Chelsea supporters will find out more about when the season kicks off.
The 27-year-old has the qualities to make a Robben-sized impact at Stamford Bridge if he hits the ground running, so Premier League oppositions need to watch out for possibly the new star at Stamford Bridge.