Rio Ferdinand has revealed a conversation with Frank Lampard about Hakim Ziyech’s “ridiculous” passing.
Chelsea must have noticed it when the 27-year-old caused all sorts of problems for the Chelsea defence when they played against Ajax in the Champions League last season — it’s pretty obvious.
But for a player’s passing ability to really impress Frank Lampard whose vision produced over Premier League assists in his playing career, it must be on another level.
Former Manchester United and England defender Ferdinand said Lampard even told him about how he was captivated by his new signing.
Speaking on his Five YouTube Channel, Ferdinand said: “I spoke to Frank the other day about Ziyech and he said, ‘His passing is ridiculous.’
“I’m looking to see those passes when he cuts with his left foot and has the likes of Mason Mount, Timo Werner, Kai Havertz, etc all making runs, and I think Ziyech will be putting it on a plate for these boys.”
Ferdinand was obviously referring to Ziyech’s famous diagonal passes which he already showcased in Chelsea shirt in the build-up to Werner’s goal in pre-season friendly against Brighton last month.
About the potential signing of the season, however, Ferdinand backed Werner instead.
“I’m going to go with Werner,” he said as he highlighted how sharp the 24-year-old was in Germany’s recent UEFA Nations League match against Spain.