After his strike within the Uefa Champions League on Wednesday, the Morocco worldwide sealed the Blues’ development to the FA Cup semi-finals
Chelsea star Hakim Ziyech continued his goalscoring revival beneath Thomas Tuchel together with his late strike within the Blues’ 2-Zero victory over Sheffield United in an FA Cup quarter-final conflict on Sunday.
The 28-year-old, who began on the bench at Stamford Bridge, changed Billy Gilmour within the 72nd minute and later sealed their passage into the semi-finals together with his stoppage-time aim after Oliver Norwood’s personal aim put the Blues forward within the 24th minute.
Ziyech’s effort means he has now scored the identical variety of objectives (two) beneath 9 appearances with Tuchel as he did in 17 fixtures beneath the German’s predecessor, Frank Lampard.
4 days in the past, the Morocco worldwide ended his 19-game aim drought in all competitions with the opening aim in Chelsea’s 2-Zero defeat of Atletico Madrid within the return fixture of their Uefa Champions League outing.
Below Lampard, Ziyech’s objectives additionally got here in back-to-back video games because the Blues defeated Krasnodar in a Champions League group recreation on October 28 and he adopted it up with one other aim of their 3-Zero Premier League win over Burnley, three days later.
Apart his contribution of 4 objectives throughout all competitions this marketing campaign, the previous Ajax playmaker has offered three Premier League assists to this point for the Blues.
On the finish of Sunday’s encounter, Tuchel confirmed Ziyech’s readiness to affix Vahid Halilhodzic’s Morocco choice for his or her Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers however Senegal goalkeeper Edouard Mendy will probably be unavailable to affix Aliou Cisse’s set-up due to a tooth surgical procedure.
The German supervisor stated: “Hakim Ziyech will probably be going away on worldwide responsibility. Edouard Mendy will probably be staying as a result of he is obtained a tooth operation.”
Ziyech already has three objectives for Morocco within the qualifying collection and so they all got here in a double-header fixture in opposition to the Central African Republic in November 2020.
The Atlas Lions comfortably sit on the high of Group E with 10 factors from 4 video games and they’re scheduled to play Mauritania on March 26 and so they host Burundi 4 days in a while their dwelling soil.
Subsequent up for Ziyech and his Chelsea teammates after worldwide responsibility is a Premier League match in opposition to West Bromwich Albion on April 3.