“Tuchel’s system isn’t good for him” – Van Basten tells player to leave Chelsea despite only joining last summer

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Dutch legend Marco van Basten has urged Hakim Ziyech to leave Chelsea this summer as Thomas Tuchel’s system doesn’t suit him.

Despite scoring the only goal of the game as Chelsea beat Manchester City in the FA Cup semi-final the previous weekend, Ziyech found himself on the bench again on Saturday for the victory over West Ham and Van Basten wasn’t impressed.

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“Ziyech again on the bench,” said Van Basten.

“When he gets in, that’s like a striker. He can do that too, because he is just a good player. I am sad to see rotation… He’s just not in the right place.

“That Werner plays really badly, but doesn’t he come in much more often? The system this trainer plays is just not good for Ziyech. Then as Ziyech you have to say: ‘You know what? I have to plead [to leave].

“It is now about Ziyech because I have nothing to do with that man. This is not getting along like that. I’m not saying it’s bad for Ziyech or bad for that trainer, but it doesn’t work like that.”

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