Hakim Ziyech has revealed how he has learned a lot from former Chelsea star Eden Hazard after calling the Belgian an inspiration.
Ziyech became the first signing under Frank Lampard after the blues agreed a fee with his former side Ajax back in February.
A transfer move was hastened after the Chelsea manager saw first-hand the skills Ziyech possessed in the Champions League clash between the blues and Ajax.
The 27-year-old has been outstanding at Stamford Bridge this campaign. He has one goal and three assists in six Premier League matches but his incredible deliveries from the right-wing have looked quality.
Frank Lampard had been desperate for creativity from his team after his team had a tough time breaking teams down last season.
Chelsea have lacked a player with such creative ability since Hazard, who is now a Real Madrid player. The 29-year-old left the club before Lampard arrived as manager while they could not replace him due to a transfer ban.
Alhough Ziyech and Hazard are different players, some comparisons have been made. This has led to the former Ajax player saying that he has been inspired by the Belgian and revealing he has been learning a lot from his style of play.
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He said: “Eden is a world-class player. “You always take inspiration from that, how he plays the game and you always look at the small things, how he does stuff and I can learn a lot from him.
“I’m happy, I feel good. I feel at home and those things are the most important when you perform on the pitch. I always know what I’m capable of doing. I always trust in myself, I’m calm in my head. Peaceful. And all the other things will come by themselves.”
Chelsea have been touted as possible title challengers this cam6 in the Premier League and Ziyech believes they can go all the way.
He added: “It starts from believing in it and then working every day harder. But you have to believe it is possible and I think that is what we are doing.
“We believe it and at the end of the season we will see what we do.”