Frank Lampard provides Hakim Ziyech injury update after Leeds victory

Lampard on Ziyech

Frank Lampard has confirmed that Hakim Ziyech suffered a hamstring injury during Chelsea’s 3-1 win over Leeds United.

Chelsea summer signing Ziyech pulled up in the first half of Chelsea’s Premier League win at Stamford Bridge on Saturday and was replaced by Christian Pulisic.

Asked for an update on Ziyech after the win, Lampard said: ‘It was his hamstring, he felt it go. ‘We will have to find out how serious it is over the next few days, but it’s obviously disappointing going into a busy period.’

Chelsea were forced to come from behind to win against Leeds after former the club’s former player Patrick Bamford rounded Edouard Mendy and scored the first goal of the game.

Olivier Giroud – who scored four goals in Chelsea’s Champions League win over Sevilla – maintained his good form with a superb finish to equalise for the blues.

Chelsea controlled the game after the break and finally took the lead through Kurt Zouma’s header, and Pulisic put the game beyond reach with an injury-time goal.

Lampard added: ‘Leeds are a superb team. They are pretty unique in their style and they’re well coached. ‘We knew it was a big task. Character-wise and performance-wise, on lots of levels, I’m absolutely delighted.

‘I was nervous of Leeds. They’re a threat until the end if you don’t get a cushion.

‘On another day we could score five or six and finish the game but we are still developing and being more clinical is in that.’

Chelsea’s victory over Leeds sees them move to the top of the Premier League table, although both Tottenham and Liverpool have games in hand on Sunday.


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