Chelsea winger Hakim Ziyech scored from his own half for Morocco in their 3-0 friendly win against Georgia yesterday.
The 29-year-old has been included in Walid Regragui’s squad for the World Cup after being frozen out under the previous manager.
Supporters on Twitter have been praising Ziyech for his outstanding goal but many have been asking why he can’t produce similar performances for the Blues:
Puskas award is waiting
— @Akapelercashfundz (@aboderinbunmi1) November 17, 2022
We never deserved ziyech
— Ebuka Okehie🇸🇦🇸🇦🇸🇦🇸🇦 (@iamspotless07) November 17, 2022
He'll flourish after leaving Chelsea.
— Iz 🏾 (@iz_phanu) November 17, 2022
And he cannot get even a pass right for us
— CrazyDude (@FarhanAther92) November 17, 2022
— Yojimbo586 (@yojimbo586) November 17, 2022
can’t do it for chelsea
— Joeyw04🏴⭐️⭐️ (@Joey2Trappy) November 17, 2022
Why not for Chelsea?
— Blue_heart91 (@HeikeM91) November 17, 2022
Can’t do this for chels though
— Jonathan (@jp_0510) November 17, 2022
Would’ve ended up in row Z if he was wearing a chelsea shirt
— hazem (@hazem11_) November 17, 2022
There is certainly a debate to be had about whether Ziyech has been afforded enough opportunities during his time at Stamford Bridge. Thomas Tuchel rarely started the Moroccan, while manager Graham Potter has continued to use him sparingly.
However, it must be said that the winger has flattered to deceive on most occasions when he has been given starts. It could be argued that the team needs to be built around him so he can be the club’s main playmaker but his performances for Chelsea make it hard to justify him being handed such a prominent role.