Just In: Frank Lampard offers Hakim Ziyech injury update after Brighton friendly

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has confirmed that winger Hakim Ziyech will be further assessed by the club’s medical staff after the new signing limped off in 1-1 draw against Brighton on Saturday.

The 27-year-old Morocco international was taken off in the second half after appearing to hurt his knee at the Amex.

Ziyech has made a good impression in his first appearance for Chelsea on Saturday as the £37.5million man was handed a start in his first game, playing on the right-hand-side of an attacking trio behind fellow new arrival Timo Werner.

He made a quick start, curling in a delightful cross which Callum Hudson-Odoi nodded down for Werner to score his first goal after four minutes.

The winger looked electric during his time on the pitch, but his debut was cut short after he appeared to take a knock on his knee.

Speaking after the game, Frank Lampard told the Chelsea website that Ziyech took ‘a little twist to the knee that will be looked at.’

Fans will be hoping Hakim Ziyech was taken off as a precaution, with the Blues’ Premier League campaign set to begin in just two weeks.

In an Instagram post after the game, Ziyech didn’t mention the injury. He wrote: ‘It felt good to finally make my first minutes in blue.

‘Can’t wait for the league to start.’

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