Hakim Ziyech: Lampard hails playmaker as 'complete player' after role against Sheffield

Hakim Ziyech: Lampard hails playmaker as 'complete player' after role against Sheffield

- Hakim Ziyech picked the Man of The Match award after he steered Chelsea to victory over struggling Sheffield United

- The ex-Ajax star playmaker set up two of Blues four goals as his side hammered Sheffield 4-1

- His contribution during the match did not go unnoticed, with Lampard recognising his critical role in the win

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Frank Lampard has praised summer signing Hakim Ziyech as a complete player following the winger's role in Chelsea's 4-1 win over Sheffield United.

Frank Lampard names 'complete' Chelsea player who has given club 'extra edge'

Hakim Ziyech picked the Man of The Match award after he steered Chelsea to victory over struggling Sheffield United. Photo by Darren Walsh.
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Ziyech played a pivotal role in the Blues huge victory over the struggling Bramall Lane-based club, providing two assists in the Saturday, November 7, match.

David McGoldrick opened the scoring for Sheffield just nine minutes into the encounter, before Tammy Abraham equalised in the 23rd minute.

Ben Chilwell made it 2-1 in the 34th minute to ensure Chelsea head into the break with the advantage.

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The 77th minute of the tie saw Thiago Silva score his first goal before goal machine Timo Werner completed the rout 10 minutes to time.

Despite all the four getting their names on the scoresheet, Lampard singled out Ziyech for praise after the encounter, with the Englishman saying the ex-Ajax star gives his side an "extra edge."

Lampard told Metro UK:

"He’s given us an extra edge and a different threat. He’s been out of football for a long time so I think it’s really impressive how he’s hit the ground running,"
Frank Lampard names 'complete' Chelsea player who has given club 'extra edge'

Ziyech's contribution during the match did not go unnoticed, with Lampard recognising his critical role in the win. Photo by Ben Stansall.
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"He gives us a different style in terms of the left foot off the right side. It’s not something we’ve had much of in recent years."

The win at home sent Chelsea to third on the standings with 15 points, one behind Liverpool and Southampton who are joint-top.

The west London side will take on Newcastle United in their next league fixture after the international break.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Chelsea vs Sheffield United ended in a 4-1 thrashing in favour of Frank Lampard's side as they move third on the Premier League table.

Tammy Abraham, Ben Chilwell, Thiago Silva and Timo Werner responded to David McGoldrick's early strike at Stamford Bridge.

The Blues started the game on a slow note as Chris Wilder's side took the lead in the ninth minute as McGoldrick smart finish made it 1-0.

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