Hakim Ziyech has impressed in stats during recent fixtures for Chelsea – and some Blues fans on Twitter feel he’s wrongly becoming a “scapegoat” at Stamford Bridge.

Ziyech, who earns £100,000-a-week, is a popular topic for discussion around west London.

The 28-year-old attacking winger is still trying to find the kind of magic he used to produce on a regular basis for ex-club Ajax. It was a steady first season last year with Chelsea, but the expectation on his shoulders is to do much more. 

The Moroccan did pop up with the decisive moment on Tuesday night, scoring the winning goal in a 1-0 victory away to Malmo in the Champions League group stages. 

His game is all about threading passes and taking risks on the ball, so it always looks worse when things don’t come off.


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Chelsea fans feel Ziyech criticism is harsh

A selection of Chelsea supporters on social media are defending Ziyech after reading a statistic about him. 

He’s often under real scrutiny from fans and pundits for his displays. For example, Jason Cundy criticised him despite his European goal yesterday against Malmo.

Popular Chelsea Twitter site CFCDaily shared that Ziyech has made 10 key passes in his last four appearances for the Blues. Who Scored recorded five key passes during his performance in Sweden against Malmo, which was the most on his team.

Meanwhile, Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel said this week there is “space to improve” for Ziyech after his Champions League display.

Here are some Blues fans, though, jumping to their player’s defence:

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