Morocco to force Lampard’s hands with Ziyech use

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New Chelsea star Hakim Ziyech is yet to feature for the Blues this season, since sealing a £33.4m move from Ajax in February.

Ziyech got injured in a pre-season friendly game with Brighton, a week to the start of the campaign, and hasn’t featured since then.

He has since returned to training, but Chelsea manager Frank Lampard, was in no hurry to return him to competitive action, so as not to force an injury relapse.

However, Ziyech’s national team, Morocco, has called up the 27-year-old to join up their squad. Ziyech has joined up with his Morocco team-mates in Rabat ahead of friendlies against Senegal on Friday and DR Congo next Tuesday, and the Chelsea winger could likely feature for the North African giants.

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard will be hoping that his summer signing comes back in good shape after missing action for more than a month due to knee injury.

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