Frank Lampard doesn‘t want to say too much about the availability of Hakim Ziyech in the run-up to the fight with West Ham United next Monday. The Moroccan playmaker had to let go of the past games with a slight injury.
Lampard indicated earlier that Ziyech could join the group again at the end of this week. That happened on Friday, but Lampard doesn’t know if the attacker can be prepped in time for a meeting with West Ham. “It was his first day with the group on a reasonable level,” the manager indicates at the press conference. “I‘ll have to see how they are going to judge if they’re going to get West Ham. No further updates.”
Ziyech succeeded in convincing the Chelsea staff once he was fit enough to start for The Blues. He quickly got a base place and did not give it out of his hands. The minor injury of recent times will have felt for Lampard as a stripe through the bill. The Premier League lost to Everton (1-0) and Wolverhampton Wanderers (2-1).