Here’s your Chelsea Morning Digest on Thursday 29 October.
Lampard explains the attacker’s choice and praises Zich’s performance
After last night’s Champions League win over Krasnodar, Frank Lampard praised Hakeem Zyach.
Winger opened the scoring for Chelsea with a 4-0 victory in the second half.
And Lampard, who revealed the thinking behind the Moroccan debut with Callum Hudson-Odoi, was clearly impressed.
“Doctor Ziach was healthy today, for the first time he was really fit to start the game.” Said the Chelsea boss. “He has worked hard to stay healthy and I was very keen to bring his quality to the team. We saw that he was on the pitch for the whole period. He brought a lot of quality and peace and achieved a well deserved goal.
“With Callum on the left, I felt he deserved a chance to play. He has trained very well lately, we have competition in those areas and we are also in the middle of a very busy patch of games so we need input from all the attacking players.
“I thought of him [Ziyech’s] The performance was great when you understand that he didn’t start the match in March when the Dutch league ended. So I’m very excited to bring him on the pitch so it’s been frustrating for me and for him and for us that his injury didn’t let him start.
“But what I’ve seen so far in training and what I knew we were signing as a player was a player with immense qualities and personality to get the ball, help and look for goals. We saw a lot of glimpses of him today. We brought him to the job and people may have forgotten a bit because we signed him in January and he missed the start of the season. Tonight, he definitely showed up here. “
Hazard has vowed to return to Chelsea in the future
Eden Hazard could one day join Kai Hewartz, Timo Werner and co. Expressing his desire to return to Chelsea in the future
The Belgian winger joined Real Madrid last year for … 53 million, ending a seven-year stint at Stamford Bridge.
But the 29-year-old, back in December, Chelsea vowed to return when their time in the Spanish capital was coming to an end.
“I’ll be back when I finish here,” Hazard said. Asked if he watches his former team’s game on TV, Hazard replied: “Yes, when I can watch. Not all the time.
“They are doing well, they are young. Now they can pay for players, they can buy players now.
“I do my work here and then come back.”
Arsenal’s great legend praised the former Chelsea striker
Ian Wright praised Didier Drogba’s influence at Chelsea.
The Ivorian striker spent eight years at Stamford Bridge, scoring 164 goals for the club and leading his team to success in the Premier League and Champions League.
And former Arsenal forward Wright has praised Drogba.
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“Talk to him [Drogba]”I think he was in danger against the people that he would evaluate him for his opponent, to make things easier for a big man,” Wright said. Rights House Podcast.
“But with regard to number nine, and the way he played his role, covering all the locations, he is doing literally everything.
“Achieving goals, adding to the game, getting free kicks, getting help. To me, he was the one who got people to say, ‘We need to get out of here, that’s what we had to do.’