‘He wants to leave’ – Simon Phillips says the £36million Chelsea star is ‘going beyond requirements’ and is looking to leave Stamford Bridge

British journalist Simon Phillips claims that Hakim Ziyech wants to leave Chelsea and the club are happy to let him go as he is overwhelmed. The Moroccan joined Stamford Bridge from Ajax in 2020 for £33.3million.

Graham Potter’s side are in the midst of a rebuild and became the top-spending player in a single transfer window over the summer, spending £278.4m. However, there weren’t many offensive departures, only Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner left the club.

Chelsea signed Joao Felix on a six-month loan from Atletico Madrid in the January transfer window as competition for places in the Blues attack increases. Ziyech, 29, is left out in the cold as he has no game time. He has only played 13 times this season.

Phillips has told GIVEMESPORT that Ziyech is desperate to leave Stamford Bridge and the Blues are ready to let him go:

“Ziyech, he wants to go. He has wanted to go since the summer. Chelsea have always viewed him as quite redundant and they would be happy to accept offers for him. They’ve been like that for the past few months.”

Ziyech has struggled since arriving in west London from Ajax. He has made 96 appearances, scoring 14 goals and providing ten assists. The Moroccan has been linked with Newcastle United and Inter Milan.


Chelsea players are reportedly fearing the medical layoff has backfired

Sterling (down) is one of many players to take hits.
Sterling (down) is one of many players to take hits.

The overhaul following Todd Boehly’s takeover of the club in May last year affected the medical unit at Stamford Bridge. Many of their long-time paramedics left the west London club.

An injury crisis has set in, plaguing the early stages of Graham Potter’s tenure as Chelsea manager. N’Golo Kante, Reece James and Ben Chilwell have all sustained long-term injuries.

After The Telegraph, members of Potter’s team fear the decision to part ways with members of the medical department was wrong. The Blues will launch an injury curse review.

Chief physiotherapist Thierry Laurent and medical chief Paco Biosca left the club last summer. The duo had worked in the medical department for several years. Freddie Murphy, who worked on Foo Fighters singer Dave Grohl’s broken leg, was hired as a consultant for the makeover.

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Chelsea players believed in the club’s former medical staff and felt the decision to part ways with Laurent and Biosca was rash. Other injured players include Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Armando Broja, Raheem Sterling and Christian Pulisic.

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