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Ashley Cole says 27-year-old is a big player for Chelsea

Cole heaps praise on Chelsea’s Hakim Ziyech

Former Chelsea star Ashley Cole believes Hakim Ziyech is a big player for the club, having made an instant impact since his return from a knee injury.

The Morocco international was the club’s first signing of the summer, but his debut was delayed after he picked up a knee injury in pre-season.

Since his comeback, Ziyech has put up a number of top-class performances and he recently bagged a brace of assists against Sheffield United.

Speaking to the club’s official website, Cole said that the 27-year-old is finally finding his feet with the Blues after a run of games.

« He has come back now and he looks fit, he looks like he is enjoying the way Frank plays, and enjoying playing with his team-mates here, » He told.

« He is using that wand of a left foot to perfection at times and he pulled the strings [against Sheffield United]. So I think he is a big player for Chelsea. »

Ziyech has contributed two goals and three assists from his first seven appearances for Chelsea. Only four of those have come from the starting lineup.

He produced a superb display against the Blades in a 4-1 win over the weekend and will be hoping to continue the good form after the international break.

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