Hakim Ziyech has admitted Thomas Tuchel’s men are looking forward to seeing off their local rivals Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur in upcoming Mind series tournament, that schedule to be start on Sunday afternoon.
The Morocco international started this campaign in fabulous form, netted hat-trick in Chelsea’s 6-1 win over Championship side Peterborough United.
Ziyech, then, produced eye-catching performances against Bournemouth on Tuesday evening as Thomas Tuchel’s men came from behind to defeat the Cherries 2-1 at the Vitality Stadium, with young strike duo Armando Broja and Ike Ugbo on target for the London club.
Despite the 27-year-old played just only 45 minutes out of the game, he still managed to delivered energetic intelligent and handsomely display, by set-up three golden chance for his team-mates, two for Tammy Abraham and one for Callum Hudson-Odoi.
As Blues head back to Cobham to continue the preparation for the new campaign, a pair of London derbies next on the agenda as Thomas Tuchel’s side get to take part in The Mind Series against Arsenal [away, Sunday] and Tottenham [home, Wednesday].
Ziyech, who looked to regain his match sharpness ahead of the new season, admitted London derbies match is a kind games everyone want to involved and his side’s are looking forward to that.
Hakim Ziyech on the London derby against Arsenal and Tottenham: ‘We have two tough pre-season games coming up in Arsenal and Spurs now.
‘Those are the type of games you want to be involved in and we are looking forward to them both. Now it’s important that we rest and recover before the next challenge.’