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Chelsea have received a huge injury boost ahead of the game against Manchester City after Hakim Ziyech was pictured in training.
Ziyech missed the start of the campaign after suffering a knee injury in pre-season – following his summer move from Ajax – and the 27-year-old’s frustrations continued earlier this month as he was forced off with a thigh problem in Chelsea’s win over Leeds.
It means Chelsea have been without Ziyech for their last six games and Chelsea boss Frank Lampard recently admitted Chelsea have missed the Moroccan international.
“I don’t think it’s a coincidence,” Lampard said when asked whether there was a strong correlation between Ziyech’s absence and Chelsea’s poor form.
“You can’t rely completely on it. But with Hakim, the way he was playing, he was very effective in terms of assists, chance creation, and we were very fluid at the time when he got injured against Leeds.
“Where is he at? There’s a possibility he could be fit for Man City if it goes ahead.”