Chelsea gets a lot of it in the English media after the draw against Brighton & Hove Albion, but Hakim Ziyech springs the dance somewhat. The Moroccan former Ajacied signed for the opening goal, but Londoners did not hold the lead.
After the winner against Manchester City, Ziyechs future were still questioned. “He kept his place despite a disappointing display at the Etihad Stadium,” says Football London. “He struggled in the opening phase, before letting go of his frustrations on the ball and shot a hit from a distance. Sánchez could have done more. Ziyech then alternated good and less good moments and was replaced after eighty minutes.
Football London rewards Ziyech like Sky Sports, which doesnt explain, with a 7 Sports Illustrated is already a bit more critical and keeps it at a 6.5. “He made the difference in the first half, his low shot put Chelsea in the lead against the ratio. Despite that goal, the Moroccan made little impression in possession of the ball. Chelsea didnt manage to create opportunities again.
The Evening Standard joins that. The local newspaper gives Ziyech a 6. “He opened the score with a nice swipe, but he rarely managed to split the Brighton defense open afterwards.”
The Sun is not giving out numbers, but found that the attacking midfielder repacked. “The Moroccan began surprisingly in the base after his disappointing performance against Manchester City and, in all honesty, his entire period at Chelsea. However, he justified his place by surprising Robert Sánchez in the short corner with a hard shot.
The boulevardkrant also pays attention to a discussion between Ziyech and Romelu Lukaku when entering the calm. Ziyech opened the score, but he also received criticism from Lukaku, because he did not tailor the Belgian in a promising position. He also didnt give another pass the way Lukaku wanted. That probably caused the little row.”
Hakim Ziyech and Romelu Lukaku are having a difference of opinions heading into the break, despite the Blues lead… 👀 HT: Brighton 0-1 Chelsea pic.twitter.com/P3mGXTg9bp
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) January 18, 2022