“Has to be taken off here” – Some furious Chelsea fans tear into Hakim Ziyech after sloppy 45 minutes

Hakim Ziyech has not been one of Thomas Tuchel’s favourites in the German coach’s first months at Chelsea, and today was actually his first Premier League start with Tuchel in charge.

On current form, we could be waiting a while for the second. Ziyech was part of a couple of nice passing moves in the first 5 minutes, but after that he faded badly.

There was a lack of intensity in his pressing, and a lack of conviction in his attacking play. You just can’t get away with 50% effort when you’re playing for Thomas Tuchel.

The only question that remains now is whether the former Ajax man even comes out to play the second half. “Has to be taken off here” was the sentiment from one fan on Twitter, and he had plenty of support.

You can see a selection of the reaction from social media in the Tweets embedded here:

https://twitter.com/CFC_Vivek/status/1366075440805212160