Hakim Ziyech: Chelsea Star Stirs Emotions After Uploading Cryptic Post During His Ajax Days

Hakim Ziyech: Chelsea Star Stirs Emotions After Uploading Cryptic Post During His Ajax Days

  • Hakim Ziyech has divided opinions after he shared a video of his memorable goal and cold celebration against Chelsea three years ago
  • Ziyech was a star at Ajax, but his career has never taken off at Chelsea
  • The video comes at a time when he appears ostracised from the squad, with head coach Graham Potter rarely using him

Chelsea fans have reacted after Hakim Ziyech posted a video of himself scoring against Chelsea a few years back while at Ajax.

Ziyech has gone under the radar in recent months, with his uninspiring performances failing to get him starting berths in the Chelsea squad.

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Chelsea winger Hakim Ziyech. Photo by Ryan Pierse.
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He has only started one game this season against Southampton. Rumours were rife that he could leave Chelsea in the summer transfer window after he was linked with possible moves to AC Milan or Manchester United.

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He appears not to be in Graham Potter's plans as he has only featured four times since the Englishman took over from Thomas Tuchel.

The Moroccan international has now stirred the hornet's nest by uploading a video of himself scoring against Chelsea during a Champions League clash in 2019. The game was characterised by a high tempo that ended in a four-all draw.

Ziyech forced an own goal after whipping one of his trademark freekicks which hit the post and ricocheted off Kepa Arrizabalaga.

@CFC Bossman said:

"If 3 different managers with 3 different tactics and plans can't get the best out of you, then you're just shxt."

@James08090909 tweeted:

"Club didn't let him leave in the summer demanding a huge fee while he never features. TT benched him for 10 consecutive games. Potter gave him 37 minutes in total for the whole season. Fans booed him at Stamford Bridge. The guy gets slandered and gets no support. Mad disrespect."

United's board stopped Erik ten Hag's efforts to get Ziyech

Previously, Sports Brief reported that it had been revealed that the Manchester United board stepped in to prevent head coach Erik ten Hag from signing Hakim Ziyech.

Ziyech was one of the players that Ten Hag has earmarked for his rebuild at Old Trafford. The United board, however, backed the manager with other players instead.

Ten Hag is one of the most supported managers financially, with the club going out big to land Casemiro, Lisandro Martinez, Christian Eriksen and Anthony. Antony completed his move from Ajax on the final day in a big money move that saw him become the club's second-most expensive signing behind Paul Pogba.

Source: SportsBrief.com