Hakim Ziyech has been bought by Chelsea for his technical ability and his creativity.
But that doesn’t mean that’s all that will be expected of him, or that they are the only things the club were looking for when they decided to spend €45m. Pressing high up the pitch is an important part of Frank Lampard’s philosophy, and Ziyech will be expected to provide that for his team as much as anything in the final third.
The Moroccan put in incredible efforts in that area of the game with Ajax, especially in the Champions League. There’s a fantastic video doing the rounds of the winger’s best pressing and tackling from the recent past, especially in Europe.
You can see the full clip in the video player embedded below: