“He’ll possibly start” – Chelsea assistant coach Zsolt Low reveals player who is ‘getting better and better’ could play Club World Cup semi-final


Chelsea assistant coach Zsolt Low has said that Hakim Ziyech could play against Al Hilal on Wednesday. The European champions will take on the Saudi Arabian outfit in the semi-final of the FIFA Club World Cup in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Ziyech's participation in the competition was a doubt after picking up a knock during the Blues' FA Cup win over Plymouth Argyle last weekend. However, it looks like the 28-year-old's injury isn't serious, and according to Low, he might as well feature against Al Hilal. At a press conference ahead of the clash with Leonardo Jardim's side, Low said:

"He's getting better and better. He's in good shape, in good form. He'll possibly start tomorrow."

Since his €40 million transfer to Stamford Bridge from Ajax, the Moroccan star has struggled with injuries, failing to replicate his best form for the Blues. He has only struck 12 times, and made another eight assists in 64 appearances so far, but has looked promising recently.

Ziyech netted a wonderful goal against Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League in January, which was voted Chelsea's best goal of the month. He then produced another excellent display in the FA Cup on Saturday.

Having won the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Super Cup last year, Ziyech will be eager to lift his third title with Chelsea.

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