New signing Ziyech names Chelsea trio he idolised growing up

Will Ford

New Chelsea signing Hakim Ziyech has named Didier Drogba, Frank Lampard and John Terry as the three players he idolised at Stamford Bridge growing up.

The £36million signing was watching from the stands as Chelsea won a vital three points with their 1-0 win over Norwich.

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And the Moroccan explained why he opted to join the Blues over the other teams vying for his signature.

“When you are a young guy, you always want to play for a big club, in the Premier League of course,” he told ChelseaTV .

“And when I was young the players that played here. It was always a big club so I’m very happy and it means a lot.”



“I can remember I was playing in the youths in Heerenveen and we have some teammates, and he was playing [with] Drogba, Lampard, just all those big names, Terry,” he added.

“We were always for Chelsea and look now, if you can play here, it means a lot for me.”

Ziyech scored eight times and provided 21 assists in 35 appearances for Ajax during the 2019/20 campaign, including two goals and five assists in the Champions League.


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