Frank Lampard has hinted that Hakim Ziyech could be available for Chelsea’s blockbuster Premier League match against Manchester City on Sunday.
The Morocco international who joined the Blues from Ajax for a fee of €40 million has been out of action following a hamstring injury against Leeds United on December 2, 2020.
With just 30 minutes into the league clash at Stamford Bridge, the 27-year-old went down after passing to James Reece in the build-up to the Blues’ equalising goal.
“He’s fit to train and has trained the last two or three days so I’ll have to make the decision on whether he’s ready to start.” Lampard said during Friday’s press conference per Chelsea website.
Chelsea boast a 27 per cent win rate in the 11 Premier League games Ziyech has not started this term, compared to 80 per cent in the five games he has featured from the beginning.
Interestingly, no Blues player has matched the Morocco international’s average of 2.77 chances created per 90 minutes either, Callum Hudson-Odoi the next best for the one-time European kings at 2.66.