Chelsea winger Hakim Ziyech was handed another start by manager Thomas Tuchel against Juventus on Wednesday evening but the Moroccan, once again, flattered to deceive.
The former Ajax player has been in and out of the team since he was signed by previous coach Frank Lampard, having struggled to establish himself as a regular starter due to both form and fitness.
After another anonymous display in Turin, supporters on Twitter are beginning to lose patience with Ziyech, with some even suggesting he could be offloaded in the New Year:
Reminds me of Willian pic.twitter.com/T0mjmj9tux
— Mikhail # VISIT UGANDA 👣 (@Muddad10) September 29, 2021
There is a reason he wasn’t playing for top top clubs before he joined us.
Still believe he can be very helpful to this group
— Adnane (@Steederman) September 29, 2021
Should’ve sold him to milan
— Jeremy 💎 (@JeremyMizero) September 29, 2021
He offers nothing except crosses……. Can’t depend on him for creativity
— O P E Y E M I (@ope_aladejebi) September 29, 2021
It’s so sad because he’s a talented player and showed a good run before injured. But Ziyech is Ziyech. His inconsistency is too consistent.
— jen (@flyme2tokio) September 29, 2021
Time to sell, doesn’t offer anything
— ᴅᴀᴍᴇ (@DDamian77) September 29, 2021
Sell asap imo
— 𝚂𝚆𝟹 𝚁𝙾𝙼𝙴𝙾 (@Sw3Romeo) September 29, 2021
Ajax robbed us let’s be honest
— okokokok (@Jfironeekpeh) September 29, 2021
Sell him in January
— cfcjay (@jay81531054) September 29, 2021
Time to get rid.
— M Patel (@MMPCFC) September 29, 2021
Not been the player i expected at all. Needs to raise the intensity for me
— J.CASE (@CASE_Jrc) September 29, 2021
We have seen flashes of inspiration from Ziyech over the last eighteen months, but they have been few and far between. Injuries have definitely been a factor as he has struggled to put a good run of games together.
However, you have to take your chances when they are handed to you and the 28-year-old has failed to do that. Whether Tuchel will keep faith with him, we shall have to wait and see.