Chelsea midfielder, Hakim Ziyech plays like Riyad Mahrez with his creativity on the flanks, William Gallas has said.
Gallas recently revealed that he actually sees the Morocco international as Chelsea’s signing of the summer.
According to him, he really likes the Ajax player and he is definitely a great addition and an asset to the Chelsea squad.
He added that Ziyech can make the difference for the Blues this season because he knows how to create chances and score goals.
His words, “I really like Hakim Ziyech. I think he’s a great addition to the Chelsea squad and would probably say he was their signing of the summer.
“He’s a player who can make the difference. When he’s on the pitch you always fancy Chelsea to create chances and score goals.
“He’s a very clever player. He’s a little bit like Riyad Mahrez, and when you play against a team who are difficult to break down, someone like Ziyech is a great asset to have to make the difference.”
“Timo Werner is going through a bad run at the moment and it’s brought Olivier Giroud back into the mix.
“Everybody speaks about Giroud as a bench player who comes on and makes the difference. Giroud is an interesting player because people don’t really understand him and his style of football.
“He scores a lot of goals; maybe not 20 goals a season but he can get you goals – important goals. When he starts games, he has to score.
“I know his target is to do that but when he’s given an opportunity from the start of a game he has to take it, and I know there’s an extra pressure on his shoulders because he knows if he doesn’t deliver he will be back on the bench.
“He’s an interesting player who has experience and he knows what he has to do. His style is so different to the rest of the Chelsea team; he can be difficult to understand.”
“If he doesn’t score after 90 minutes people will say he hasn’t done anything, because he’s not quick, he’s not as technical and he’s not as involved as players like Ziyech.
“Giroud doesn’t have that type of game so there’s a lot of pressure on him to score goals because that’s ultimately what his job is.”