'It’s like having a new signing': Some Chelsea fans amazed by player's display yesterday
Chelsea booked their spot in the Club World Cup final with a win against Al Hilal yesterday – and some Blues fans on Twitter singled out their player Hakim Ziyech for huge praise after his display.
Romelu Lukaku’s first-half goal was enough to give the Blues a 1-0 victory in Wednesday evening’s semi-final.
It means the reigning champions of Europe will now face Brazilian side Palmeiras in the final this Saturday.
For Chelsea, it’s the opportunity to tick off another box having never won FIFA’s Club World Cup in their history.
It should be great preparation for the Carabao Cup final against Liverpool later in February, too.
Ziyech winning over Chelsea fans
A selection of Blues supporters on social media believe that Ziyech was one of the standout players on the park against Saudi Arabian side Al Hilal.
The 28-year-old’s now getting a regular run of starts in the Blues XI due to his eye-catching form, something which is winning over a fanbase that has been frustrated by his inconsistency in the past.
He went close to scoring with a stunning half-volley in the second-half that was saved by the goalkeeper. Also, he was the go-to creative player making things happen in the final third.
The left-footer impressed playing as a creative number 10 but loves to hog the touchline as a right-winger as well.
Ziyech, who earned rave reviews from Rafael van der Vaart last month, is beginning to really stamp some authority in this Chelsea team.
It’s a line-up crying out for an attacker to become its talisman, which is exactly what the Moroccan is doing.
Here are some Chelsea fans praising Ziyech: