10 things you should know about Chelsea’s new boy Hakim Ziyech

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Ajax star Hakim Ziyech will join Chelsea in the summer after the Blues reached an agreement with Ajax for the transfer of the 26 year old.

Here are 10 things every Chelsea fan should know about Hakim Ziyech:

1. The 26 year old Moroccan international joined Ajax from FC Twente in 2016.

2. Ziyech has got loads of pace which suits Frank Lampard’s system at Chelsea.

3. He is blessed with remarkable balance and agility, giving him the tools to shift the ball between his feet at speed. He’s an exceptional dribbler.

4. Ziyech has scored 6 goals and provided 12 assists in 18 league matches for Ajax this season. He has 8 goals and 21 assists in 29 matches across all competitions for Ajax this season.

5. Ziyech will add creativity to the Chelsea team. He has averaged just over an assist every other game, registering 82 from 159 appearances overall for Ajax. He currently leads the Eredivisie in key passes and crosses per 90 minutes and has done so for the last two seasons.

6. His scoring history isn’t quite as impressive as his assists record. He has managed just under a goal every three games, registering 48 from 159 appearances in all competitions.

7. Ziyech plays predominantly on the right wing but can also play as a No 10.

8. He is also a hard-working player and adds numbers to the defence when needed, making him a complete midfielder.

9. His crossing and set-piece delivery is right up there with the best in Europe.

10. He’s joining Chelsea for £38 million and that’s a bargain for a player with these amazing qualities.

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