Jermaine Jenas was impressed with Chelsea attacker Hakim Ziyech for his performance in midweek, as he helped the Blues beat Krasnodar 4-0 in Russia.
Chelsea recorded an emphatic away win in the Champions League group stages to earn a vital three points and it was yet another clean sheet for the defence to celebrate, something which was rare during the previous season.
Meanwhile, Frank Lampard’s side also rediscovered some form in front of goal and scored three late goals to add some gloss to the scoreline.
Callum Hudson-Odoi netted in the first-half, while in the second period there were goals from Timo Werner, Ziyech and Christian Pulisic.
A lot of eyes were on Moroccan Ziyech, who was given his first start in a Chelsea shirt since his arrival from Ajax and he’s looking to get back to full sharpness after an injury problem that kept him sidelined in the opening month of the season.
The 27-year-old left-footer tucked in a composed finish after showing some quick feet in the penalty area and was someone who played on the front foot all game, even if not everything he tried came off.
He was involved heavily in the team’s offensive movements and the right-winger looked to have a good understanding with teammate Kai Havertz.
Pundit Jenas gave a glowing verdict on the skilful wide player after his display on Wednesday night:
“I think he had some really good moments. In particular in the first-half, he was getting better as the half went on,” Jenas told BT Sport 3 (7:49pm, 28 October)
“I mentioned the fact that fitness for him is of most importance right now, he is a player that relies a lot on his sharpness. You can see quick feet in those tight areas [for his goal]. He’s going to be a good player for Chelsea.”