A selection of Chelsea fans on Twitter were unimpressed with Hakim Ziyech’s performance against Juventus in the Champions League last night.
The Blues had a tough outing against the Bianconeri at the Allianz Stadium. They managed just one shot on target despite commanding 74 percent possession.
The hosts also struggled to test goalkeeper Edouard Mendy regularly, but Federico Chiesa made the difference with the only goal, seconds after the half-time break.
The west London giants started the season brilliantly, but they have now lost 1-0 in back-to-back games.
Hakim Ziyech and Kai Havertz were picked to start as the attacking midfielders behind Romelu Lukaku, and neither made a notable impact on the proceedings.
Few of the Blues supporters were far from pleased with Ziyech’s showing. The Moroccan lost possession on 14 occasions last night while committing five fouls.
The 28-year-old managed to win just one of his eight ground and aerial duels attempted. He failed to muster a shot before he was substituted after the hour mark.
Here is how some fans reacted to his display on Twitter.
I’m not normally reactionary & I try not to make these statements, but Hakim Ziyech has whatever minutes he gets between now and January to save his Chelsea career… he’s a million miles away from the player who dazzled against us. Shame, but we can’t carry passengers.— DavidBranch CHELSEA
(@DavidBranchCFC) CHO not playing in the front 3 in these types of games will forever baffle me, our only attacker that has dribbling ability bar Pulisic, I used to let Ziyech’s flaws off because he could find a killer pass but I don’t know what he offers anymore, Havertz off the pace massively.— Pys (@CFCPys)
Ziyech has been dreadful since his first proper injury under Lampard (and this pre-season but clearly irrelevant) and has done absolutely nothing to warrant him starting so many games
I think there is a use of him but this system doesn’t help him and neither does he— Paree (@CFCParee)
Ziyech has been disastrous whenever he has started…so why not give that chance to someone who can dribble and create something against low blocks…— JAINAM