Robbie Savage hails Chelsea’s signing of Ziyech but sends Lampard a timely warning

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Chelsea did well to secure the signing of Hakim Ziyech from Ajax, as the Blues beat competition to sign up the Moroccan international in February.

Speaking about the signing of Ziyech on BT Sport, ex-Blackburn and Wales midfielder Robbie Savage hailed the signing as he said: “Obviously we’re going to throwback to the Champions League final and Spurs beating Ajax on the way to the final.

“In that competition Ziyech was very, very good so that will be a fantastic signing for Chelsea.

“Christian Pulisic, we’ve not seen the best. He had that little spell where he started scoring a few goals. ‘Under Frank Lampard, before the start of the season, I didn’t think Chelsea would finish in the top four or possibly even in the top six so, for me, Frank has done a very good job considering going into the season there was the transfer ban.”

Savage however warned that the Blues still need to sign a top centre-forward in order to get the best of Ziyech.

He added: “We know Tammy Abraham has done ever so well under Frank Lampard in the Premier League but possibly another centre-forward.

“I know Giroud is still there but I just think a No.9 [is needed].”

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