James and Chalobah thought Chelsea teammate was great at World Cup

Reece James and Trevoh Chalobah clearly appreciated the efforts of Chelsea teammate Hakim Ziyech at the World Cup on Sunday.

Both of the Stamford Bridge defenders reacted to their club co-worker’s Instagram post following Morocco’s massive win over Belgium yesterday.

Ziyech was at his glittering best to ensure his nation dealt Roberto Martinez’s fading golden generation a killer blow in Qatar.

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He provided the delicate pass for Morocco’s second of the evening to send the North African fans into delirium.

After picking up the ball from his compatriot’s flick on, the 29-year-old surged through two Belgium players into the box.

His velvet touch allowed him to keep control and eventually lay off Zakaria Aboukhlal, who guided the strike past former Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois.

Ziyech finally shines at the World Cup

Morocco’s elegant provider was denied a goal in the first-half by the VAR, after one of his co-workers interfered with his cross that beat Courtois from an off-side position.

But Ziyech won’t care one jot now the 2-0 victory is in the bag.

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Group F is now nicely poised heading into the final round of fixtures.

That latest World Cup upset means Morocco are level with Croatia on four points, having managed to draw in their group opener.

Ziyech was something of a passenger in the second-half of that game, and faced criticism from Jon Hartson during the tie.

 Yet, his ghostly performance has now been overshadowed by his latest great one.

"Nathaniel is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He worked at Burton Albion as part of their media team for two years. Nathaniel produced regular articles for the club’s official website and match-day programme. He covered the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup in Brittany and has reported from grounds ranging from non-league up to the Premier League. Nathaniel is a full-time writer for the Chelsea Chronicle, and was formerly their social media man. His footballing career reached the sparkling heights of winning the Under-13s Bloxham Tournament in 2011."