Hakim Ziyech’s diagonal crosses are impossible to defend against

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Hakim Ziyech may not have found the room to display his fine passing range against Manchester City but he was in fine form for the Blues against Morecambe.

A long diagonal pass from Ziyech found Kai Havertz who headed on for Timo Werner to score Chelsea’s second goal. He then gave a well lofted pass for Callum Hudson-Odoi to score Chelsea’s third.

Chelsea legend Pat Nevin has recently admitted that it’s difficult to defend against those kind of crosses from Ziyech.

“It helps when you have a great Hakim Ziyech ball to get on the end of,” he told Chelsea’s official website.

“If that positioning was quintessential [Kai] Havertz then Hakim’s left-foot cross, after cutting inside, was classic Hakim.

“I honestly think that those types of crosses, with that level of accuracy and whip, are pretty close to impossible to defend when you have a willing runner on the end of it.”

Hopefully, we will see that from the Moroccan international in Chelsea’s upcoming games.

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