Fabregas opens up and reveals why Ziyech can help Chelsea become real attacking force
Former Chelsea star Cesc Fabregas believes Hakim Ziyech can make the side a serious attacking force this season.
Ziyech was a player that Frank Lampard was eager to add to this Chelsea squad over the transfer window, as the club legend knew that he needed to add some more creativity and goals to his attack.
And after his move from Ajax, Ziyech became the first player since Diego Costa to score in his first two starts for Chelsea and the Moroccan assisted both Ben Chilwell and Thiago Silva as Frank Lampard’s men beat Sheffield United last weekend.
Asked about Ziyech’s impact, ex-Chelsea midfielder Fabregas told 90min: ‘He has this vision that you need in a top team like Chelsea who wants to win and be champions. ‘It’s true that they were a team a little bit lacking ideas in the last season and maybe at the beginning of this season.
‘But yeah, with Ziyech, you can see that he has this last pass and it’s not only that he sees it, it’s that he makes it right and at the right time.
‘This is the decision-making we talk about nowadays. Why are coaches so tactical? Because they see that the decision-making of the players is not that good so they need to teach them always what to do.
‘You know, before, I believe coaches were not so much on top of the player because they felt maybe that there wasn’t so much need because they felt maybe that there wasn’t so much need because already the players sort it by themselves.’
‘I think he’s one of these players that makes things happen. ‘Things that, when the defenders or the centre-backs don’t expect you to make that pass and you catch them sleeping.
‘And you have someone like Timo Werner making great runs in behind and I think this is where Chelsea could be so powerful this year.’
It is no secret that Ziyech is a creative force and just the type of player that Chelsea needed to add to this squad, so even though it is very early days in his Chelsea career, the winger is showing just why he is so highly-rated in Europe.