Frank Lampard hopes the £37million signing of Ajax wing wizard Hakim Ziyech will help his Chelsea team break down defences.
Ziyech would join Chelsea in the summer after the Blues and Ajax agreed on a fee, with only personal terms left to be sorted.
Chelsea have struggled at times this term against defensive opposition and Lampard is hopeful Ziyech will bring the creativity needed.
The Blues boss says he’s a long term admirer of the Moroccan and is excited about the creativity he brings to his Chelsea side.
“He’s a player we hope can bring creativity,” Lampard told Chelsea’s official website.”
“He first came to my attention watching him play in Ajax’s Champions League run last year and I thought he was one of their standout players, particularly in the games against Tottenham.”
“This season, we’ve come up against him twice so I know a lot about him,” added Lampard.
“Ziyech has a great left foot, plays generally off the right-hand side but can play in behind the frontman as well.
“When you look at us this season, there have been games where we’ve maybe struggled to unlock the door and he’s certainly a player who we hope can bring that bit of creativity.”