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Arsenal legend Ian Wright has hailed the signing of Hakim Ziyech and believes that the Moroccan international can be the replacement for departed star Eden Hazard.
Hazard was the creative star for Chelsea, and the Blues attack suffered in his absence, however, Ian Wright believes that Ziyech can be that man who will help Chelsea unlock defence like Hazard used to do.
“The thing with Ziyech is that he’s one of those creative players and when you watch Chelsea, especially at home, I think they were expecting a bit more for their creative players,” Arsenal legend Ian Wright told Premier League Productions.
“And then because of what Eden Hazard did for them, they had one particular player who in that role could make something happen.
“I think it’s a brilliant signing. If he can hit anywhere near the form [he’s shown for Ajax] it’s a fantastic signing.”
Ziyech is yet to make his Chelsea debut due to injury, and is set to play against Southampton at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon.