Bolo Zenden admits Hakim Ziyech’s move to Chelsea surprised him.
Ziyech committed to Chelsea last season while with Ajax ahead of joining them this summer.
Zenden, a former Chelsea player and coach, told De Telegraaf: “I did not immediately see that coming.
“With his qualities, I thought he might do better in one of the southern European competitions.
“But he can do it there. Think of Juan Mata, Riyad Mahrez and David Silva, who played for Manchester City for years. Hakim has to find his way. But he’s smart enough to deal with that.”