Modified 13 Feb 2020, 00:24 IST
Hakim Ziyech will want little introduction to Chelsea followers if the Morocco worldwide does full his transfer to Stamford Bridge from Ajax.
Ziyech was among the best gamers on the pitch throughout a barnstorming 4-Four attract November’s Champions League conflict.
Kepa Arrizabalaga might have been credited with an personal aim however it was Ziyech’s sensational bending free-kick from the best touchline that did the harm because the guests opened up a 3-1 half-time lead.
Next season, the 26-year-old seems destined to play far more recurrently on the Bridge, with studies claiming the Blues have agreed a £38million deal for the attacking midfielder.
Predominantly employed on the best, Ziyech may also play as a quantity 10 and right here we’ve got used Opta information to take a better take a look at an thrilling expertise.
166 – Hakim Ziyech has been instantly concerned in 166 targets since his Eredivisie debut (79 targets & 87 assists), a minimum of 36 greater than some other participant. Blue. pic.twitter.com/iUDp580SFI
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THE EREDIVISIE’S MASTER CREATOR
Ziyech has been one of many Eredivisie’s high performers since breaking into the primary group at Heerenveen in 2012 having risen via the membership’s youth groups.
After a two-year cease at Twente, Ziyech moved to Ajax in August 2016 the place his performances domestically and in Europe have seen his star proceed to rise.
Since his change to the Johan Cruijff ArenA, solely 4 gamers can boast a better targets return than his 38 whereas his sensational tally of 51 Eredivisie assists is 16 higher than the 35 of Steven Berghuis, the subsequent highest on the checklist.
Indeed, his mixed 89 aim involvements is in the perfect within the league throughout this time, seven greater than Berghuis, whereas Bryan Linssen (who has essentially the most targets with 52) is manner behind with 66.
To actually emphasise Ziyech’s attacking brilliance, his 421 possibilities created since September 2016 is a whopping 134 greater than second-place Berghuis.
MIXING IT WITH MESSI AND MBAPPE IN THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
Ajax had been the good entertainers of the of the 2018-19 Champions League and solely a last-gasp aim from Tottenham’s Lucas Moura denied Erik ten Hag’s males a spot within the remaining.
Ziyech was usually influential in that run to the final 4 and since August 2018 he has offered seven assists in Europe’s premier competitors.
That is as many as team-mate Dusan Tadic and only one fewer than the perfect of eight achieved by Kylian Mbappe and Riyad Mahrez – and yet one more than Barcelona nice Lionel Messi.
His 5 targets are 13 fewer than the sensational 18 scored by Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski in the identical time, with Messi registering 14.
Messi tops the checklist of aim involvements at 20, with Lewandowski (18), Mbappe (17), Raheem Sterling (14), Tadic and Mohamed Salah (each 13) above Ziyech’s mixed targets and assists tally of 12.
In phrases of possibilities created, Ziyech scores extremely as effectively. His 39 is similar as Christian Eriksen and overwhelmed solely by Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos (51), Tadic (47) and Messi (41).
421- Hakim Ziyech has created 421 goalscoring possibilities for teammates within the Dutch Eredivisie since his Ajax debut in September 2016; 134 greater than some other participant. Threatening. pic.twitter.com/zcLPt3X4lT
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– Since the 2012-13 season, Ziyech has made 217 Eredivisie appearances, scored 79 targets and contributed 87 assists.
– Ziyech has a minimum of 10 assists in every of his earlier six Eredivisie seasons, no participant has managed to accomplish that in additional than two campaigns in the identical interval.
– No gamers has extra assists (51), photographs (528), created possibilities (421), accomplished dribbles (288) or recoveries (752) than Ziyech within the Eredivisie since he joined Ajax.
– Over the previous two seasons, solely Mohamed Salah (79) and Messi (77) have taken extra Champions League photographs than Ziyech (75 identical as Cristiano Ronaldo).
Published 13 Feb 2020, 00:24 IST
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