Hakim Ziyech shares how ‘inspiration’ Eden Hazard is teaching him at Chelsea

Hakim Ziyech has revealed how he has learned a lot from Eden Hazard after calling him an inspiration.

The Morocco international became the first signing under Frank Lampard after Chelsea agreed a fee with Ajax back in February.

A move was hastened after the Blues boss saw first-hand the skills Ziyech possessed in the Champions League.

And the 27-year-old has already been flaunting his talents at Stamford Bridge this season.

He has one goal and three assists in six Premier League appearances but his deliveries from the right-wing have looked quality in recent times.

Lampard had been desperate for creativity from his squad after a tough season breaking teams down last campaign.

Hakim Ziyech has added some creativity to Chelsea’s side

Chelsea have lacked a player with a touch of magic since Hazard, who used to be able to turn a game on its head on his own.

The 29-year-old left for Real Madrid before Lampard arrived as manager while the club could not replace him due to a transfer ban.

And though Ziyech and Hazard are very different players, some comparisons have been made.

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It has led to the former Ajax star stating that he has been inspired by the Belgian and revealing he has been learning a lot by watching his style of play.

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.

Eden Hazard left Chelsea in the summer of 2019

“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 potential title challengers this year in the Premier League and Ziyech reckons 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.”

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