Frank Lampard lavishes praise on Hakim Ziyech after Krasnodar win


Morocco winger Hakim Ziyech topped a fine full debut with a goal in Russia on Wednesday as the Blues cruised to their first Champions League Group E win.

Frank Lampard has hailed Hakim Ziyech for providing a tip of his “immense quality” in Chelsea‘s 4-0 Champions League win at Krasnodar.

Morocco winger Ziyech topped a fine full debut with a goal in Russia on Wednesday night as the Blues cruised to their first Champions League Group E triumph.

The ₤ 40million summer finalizing from Ajax satisfied on his first start since March, after the coronavirus shutdown and an irritating knee injury.

And now Lampard anticipates the 27-year-old to keep showing his high-level qualifications, as he warms to his Stamford Bridge job.

“Hakim Ziyech has worked really hard to be fit, and I was very excited to get his quality into the team,” stated Chelsea boss Lampard.

” He brought a great deal of quality and peace when he was on the pitch, and got a well-deserved goal.

” His efficiency was very, very good when you consider he hasn’t started a match since March, when the Dutch league ended up.

3 tidy sheets in a row for Edouard Mendy!

— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) October 29, 2020

” It’s been annoying for him and for us as his injury has indicated he hasn’t had the ability to start.

” However what I have actually seen in training and what I understood we were signing is a player of enormous quality with character to get the ball and find assists and goals.

” We saw a great deal of glances of that, and he will improve.

” We brought him in to do a task, and perhaps individuals had actually ignored him a bit due to the fact that we signed him in January and he missed out on the start of the season.

“But now he has shown that he is here.”

Timo Werner nets 1st Champions League goal for Chelsea

first Blues goal for Hakim Ziyech #UCL

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Callum Hudson-Odoi, Timo Werner and Christian Pulisic all discovered the net to add to Ziyech’s cool finish as the Blues overwhelmed Champions League debutants Krasnodar in southern Russia.

Jorginho missed his second penalty of the season, prior to Werner gunned a late spot- kick to bend his own dead-ball muscles.

Toni Rudiger delighted in a favorable first appearance of the season in assisting the Blues seal a third-straight tidy sheet in all competitions.

The Germany defender had actually appeared near to a Stamford Bridge exit during the transfer window, and now has the possibility to reconstruct his west London career.

Good to be back in business #cleansheet #Hustle #AlwaysBelieve #alhamdullilah

— Antonio Rüdiger( @ToniRuediger )October 28, 2020

AndLampard insisted he never ever questioned Rudiger’s quality and dedication.

“I am very pleased with the performance of Rudiger and (Kurt) Zouma; they can take credit for the clean sheet, amongst other players,” stated Lampard.

” I didn’t have doubts over Toni. His training and professionalism has been clear ever since I have actually been here, and definitely in recent weeks.

“And I was pleased with the back five’s concentration levels, to have a real desire to keep a clean sheet.”

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