"If I were Tammy, I'd be licking my lips": Peter Crouch raves about Hakim Ziyech - The Chelsea Chronicle

"If I were Tammy, I'd be licking my lips": Peter Crouch raves about Hakim Ziyech

Former Premier League striker Peter Crouch has said Hakim Ziyech will be a “huge asset” for Chelsea next season and help some of Chelsea players, especially Tammy Abraham.

The summer transfer window is bit of a mess at the moment due to the global crisis, but Chelsea already sealed an exciting transfer.

Chelsea announced Ziyech’s pre-transfer agreement in February, although his arrival which supposed to be on July 1 could be delayed.

Former England international Crouch believes Chelsea have got a player who will be a huge asset to the club.

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Speaking in an interview with Jake Humphrey at BT Sport, he said: “I think he can light the Premier League up, I really do.

“I love watching him. He is part of such an amazing young, vibrant Ajax side and I think he is going to a similar side at Chelsea.

“He has got fantastic left foot, tremendous ability on the ball. When he drops deep, he can pick a pass.

“We don’t know the situation with Pedro and Willian but Ziyech will slip straight into (Lampard’s team) and be a huge asset for Chelsea.”

Crouch also thinks Ziyech’s signing will be a major boost for Chelsea after losing Eden Hazard last summer and could potentially lose Willian and Pedro this summer.

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He said: “I’m not saying he will hit the ground running and be a replacement for Eden Hazard, but I think he has got the ability to be close to it and get people off their seats.

“He will help players, the likes of Mason Mount, Tammy Abraham. If I were Tammy Abraham, I’d be licking my lips to some of the assists this man can provide.”

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