Hakim Ziyech admits taking inspiration from world-class Eden Hazard with Chelsea winger hoping to replicate the Belgian’s success at Stamford Bridge by winning the Premier League.
- Hakim Ziyech says he is inspired by ex-Chelsea man Eden Hazard
- Hazard won two Premier League titles with the Blues before joining Real Madrid
- Ziyech draws the comparison with the Belgian with his impressive performance
Hakim Ziyech has admitted to using Eden Hazard as a source of inspiration after the Chelsea winger was compared to the Real Madrid star.
Ziyech had to miss the start of the season after being injured in the preseason, but he’s been impressive since returning to fitness with a goal and three assists in his first ten games.
While Frank Lampard insisted he wouldn’t throw ‘Eden Hazard equations’ at the Moroccan, Ziyech says he believes he can learn a lot from the Belgian’s time at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea winger Hakim Ziyech has admitted to using Eden Hazard as a source of inspiration
Ziyech’s impressive performance has compared him to the former Blues forward
“Eden is a world-class player and you always get inspiration from that,” he said Chelsea’s official website.
“You look at the little things – how he plays the game, how he does things and I know I can learn a lot from him.”
Hazard has won two Premier League titles, two Europa League trophies and the FA Cup during his seven-year spell in West London. The 29-year-old joined Real Madrid in 2019, but due to injuries he struggled to produce the same form as for the Blues.
Chelsea, meanwhile, have not lost a game since Ziyech made his debut against Southampton and are currently third in the Premier League list. Qualification for the Champions League knockout stages has also been secured with two more group matches to play.
Chelsea have not lost a game since Ziyech made his debut against Southampton in October
The Belgian has won two Premier League titles and two Europa League trophies in seven years
The 27-year-old says there is a growing belief in Lampard’s squad that they have the potential to achieve something special this season.
“It starts with believing in it and then working harder every day,” he added.
‘You always have to believe that it is possible, that is what we do and we will see what it will yield at the end of the season.’
Chelsea will face Sevilla on Wednesday in a match likely to determine who will be the group E leader.
Both teams are on 10 points after winning three of their four games following a 0-0 draw at Stamford Bridge in October.
With a superior goal difference, a draw would likely be enough for the Blues to finish best, winning their last game against Krasnodar.