Hakim Ziyech’s Arsenal ‘dream’ quotes resurface amid spectacular Chelsea form

Your ads will be inserted here by

Easy Plugin for AdSense.

Please go to the plugin admin page to
Paste your ad code OR
Suppress this ad slot.


A quote, in which Hakim Ziyech revealed his affinity for Chelsea’s London rivals Arsenal, has come back to the fore online this weekend.

Pensioners standout

Moroccan creator Ziyech of course joined Chelsea all the way back in February, as part of the Blues’ big-money recruitment drive ahead of the new campaign.

The 27-year-old’s stint in southwest London, however, started out in altogether disappointing fashion.

After picking up an injury during a pre-season meeting with Brighton, the north African went on to spend the ensuing 6 weeks on the sidelines.

To say that, since his return, Ziyech has gone on to make up for lost time, though, would be putting it lightly.

Since slowly working his way into the plans of Frank Lampard over the latter weeks of October, the former Ajax man has since established himself as an undisputed starter in Chelsea’s frontline.

Across his first 4 starts for the club, meanwhile, Ziyech has directly contributed to 5 goals.

Chelsea’s Moroccan midfielder Hakim Ziyech (3R) celebrates scoring the opening goal during the English Premier League football match between Burnley and Chelsea at Turf Moor in Burnley, north west England on October 31, 2020. (Photo by Alex Pantling / POOL / AFP)

His latest starring performance came this past weekend, when, in a Premier League meeting with Burnley, Ziyech bagged a pair of assists, inspiring the Blues to a 4-1 win.

‘Two clubs…’

Such creative exploits, meanwhile, have proven central to the recent upturn in form being enjoyed by Chelsea.

Whilst the likes of Edouard Mendy and Thiago Silva have of course played a key role in shoring up things at the back for Lampard’s men, it has been Ziyech tieing everything together up top.

It is no coincidence that, after failing to score across a pair of meetings with Sevilla and Manchester United last month, Chelsea have since found the net 14 times in their ensuing 4 outings, all of which Ziyech started.

As outlined above, however, as the gifted wide-man begins to showcase exactly why Roman Abramovich and co. opted to splash out on his signature in the first place, quotes, highlighting Ziyech’s prior allegiance to one of the Blues’ closest rivals, have resurfaced online.

During a discussion with former teammate Justin Kluivert whilst at Ajax, Ziyech was drawn on which club he, at the time, would have most liked to join.

And the Moroccan went on to name La Liga giants Barcelona, along with Arsenal, as his ‘ultimate dream’ destinations:

Your ads will be inserted here by

Easy Plugin for AdSense.

Please go to the plugin admin page to
Paste your ad code OR
Suppress this ad slot.

‘Well, I have two clubs. They are Arsenal and Barcelona.’

‘That is my ultimate dream.’

Chelsea boss Lampard not getting carried away in comparisons to Man City & Liverpool

First photos of Chelsea’s blue and yellow 2021-22 home kit leaked


Chelsea betting odds, next game:

Newcastle vs Chelsea odds: result, both teams to score, correct score & goalscorers

Chelsea’s latest videos

Frank Lampard Talks Hakim Ziyech & Timo Werner Performances | Chelsea 4-1 Sheffield United

Frank Lampard Talks Hakim Ziyech & Timo Werner Performances | Chelsea 4-1 Sheffield United

Hear from the boss on how he feels the team are gelling and a…

2020-11-08T20:13:57Z

Chelsea 4-1 Sheffield United | Ziyech Stars As Silva Scores 1st Goal! | Premier League Highlights

Chelsea 4-1 Sheffield United | Ziyech Stars As Silva Scores 1st Goal! | Premier League Highlights

Chelsea were superb in scoring four goals against visiting Sheffield United, with two assists…

2020-11-07T22:00:07Z

Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 Leicester City FC 8 9 18
2 Tottenham Hotspur FC 8 10 17
3 Liverpool FC 8 2 17
4 Southampton FC 8 4 16
5 Chelsea FC 8 10 15
6 Aston Villa FC 7 9 15
7 Everton FC 8 2 13
8 Crystal Palace FC 8 0 13
9 Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 8 -1 13
10 Manchester City FC 7 1 12
11 Arsenal FC 8 -1 12
12 West Ham United FC 8 4 11
13 Newcastle United FC 8 -3 11
14 Manchester United FC 7 -2 10
15 Leeds United 8 -3 10
16 Brighton & Hove Albion FC 8 -3 6
17 Fulham FC 8 -8 4
18 West Bromwich Albion 8 -11 3
19 Burnley FC 7 -9 2
20 Sheffield United FC 8 -10 1
Player Team Goals
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur FC 8
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City FC 8
Calvert-Lewin, Dominic Everton FC 8
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 8
Kane, Harry Tottenham Hotspur FC 7
Bamford, Patrick Leeds United 7
Wilson, Callum Newcastle United FC 6
Watkins, Ollie Aston Villa FC 6
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United FC 5
Zaha, Wilfried Crystal Palace FC 5
Ings, Danny Southampton FC 5
Grealish, Jack Aston Villa FC 4
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 4
Werner, Timo Chelsea FC 4
Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion FC 4
Jimenez, Raul Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 4
Rodriguez, James Everton FC 3
Jorginho Chelsea FC 3
Adams, Che Southampton FC 3
Ward-Prowse, James Southampton FC 3



Source link