Chelsea has agreed on a £36.6million deal for Ajax’s ace player Hakim Ziyech. Chelsea has now started talks of his transfer.
Chelsea was tensed about the Moroccan player after FIFA had said that player contracts should reflect the extended 2019/20 season.
The Eredivisie has canceled the remainder of their campaign. The Netherlands extended a ban on all major events until September 1. The Coronavirus pandemic has forced all sports events to be suspended. Even after that, the DailyMail claims that Ziyech will be able to complete his transfer to Chelsea as planned by them amid the lockdown.
A move by Chelsea so that Ziyech gels well with the Blues.
Chelsea wants to speak with Ziyech and his team as the player would not be able to represent the Blues in this season. The Premier League has extended the season indefinitely and is hopeful that postponed games will be played this summer.
Chelsea wanted to communicate with Ziyech that he should communicate with his new teammates. They wanted him to join as soon as the squad returns to training after Lampard’s squad. It is also speculated that the summer transfer window might be moved forward to accommodate games. This could affect the transfer of Ziyech. Chelsea is waiting to speak to Ziyech about his future. They will talk to him when things get clear as to when the matches would happen.
How will Hakim Ziyech fit in at Chelsea?
For the Blues, Ziyech could play in several roles according to the formation. He could play as a wide attacker in a 4-2-3-1, 3-4-3, or 4-3-3 combination. Accommodating him in this formation would be a problem for the blues. Unlike most wingers, the playmaker does not make runs beyond the line of defense to pose a goal-scoring threat.
As it is unusual for almost every wide forward, Lampard will have to alter his strategy to accommodate Ziyech. If not Lampard would hinder the influence of ace Moroccan player by assigning a role that does not go with his strengths.
Alternatively, Ziyech can play as a number ten in 4-2-3-1. This strategy could afford Ziyech the freedom to the game as per him. As Lampard has a tendency to change formations, Ziyech’s positional versatility will be an asset for the Chelsea manager next season. The new signing for the Blues can play as a sole creative presence alongside Jorgingo or Kante.
Leaving the different formations aside, it is important to surround Ziyech by dynamic attackers. The attackers can make line-breaking runs into the box so that they are at the end of his through balls. Christian Pulisic is the one who could be useful at the Stamford Bridge. The 21-year-old Pulisic can make intelligent runs in the box.
Ziyech is just not an attacking player. His presence on the pitch can boost the confidence of any team. His perfectly weighted crosses his perfectly or his amazing shots from outside the box. As Chelsea saw in the Champions League, one can count upon Ziyech’s free-kicks that virtual corner. After all, he can create something out of nothing.