“From that point it was clear for me” – Hakim Ziyech reveals what one thing made him join Chelsea

Hakim Ziyech is only just returning to action after injury, and still has yet to start a competitive game for Chelsea, but it’s not been a long time since the deal was agreed to sign him, way back in the spring.

It sounds like Frank Lampard was instrumental in greasing the wheels of that particular move, as Ziyech explained on a conference call press conference today.

Oliver Harbord of Football.London was on the call, and he recorded the winger’s words as he explained how he’d come to choose Chelsea over other options. “From that moment it was clear for me,” Ziyech said of his conversation with the Chelsea boss.

Many have questioned some of Lampard’s decisions this season, but there’s no denying the enormous pull power he has in terms of attracting signings.

It seems he sold the vision of beautiful football to Ziyech. Now it’s time to start tying the whole project together with some solid results. A first competitive start for the former Ajax player will only help with that.