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Hakim Ziyech names the three Chelsea legends he idolised growing up

New Chelsea man Hakim Ziyech has named Didier Drogba, Frank Lampard and John Terry as three of the players who he looked up to when first making his way into the game.

The summer signing is now at Chelsea and was in the stands to watch his new teammates record a vital 1-0 win over Norwich as they aim to secure Champions League football next season.

Ziyech completed a move from Ajax earlier this year, but will not be eligible to play for Chelsea until the 2020/21 season.

The Blues fought off competition for the signature of the Moroccan, and he has now explained why he decided to make the switch to Stamford Bridge.

“When you are a young guy, you always want to play for a big club, in the Premier League of course,” he told ChelseaTV .

“And when I was young the players that played here. It was always a big club so I’m very happy and it means a lot.”

The new arrival then went onto name the players who he looked up to as a young player.

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"I can recollect that I was playing in the young people in Heerenveen and we have a few colleagues, and he was playing [with] Drogba, Lampard, simply each one of those enormous names, Terry," he included. 

"We were consistently for Chelsea and look now, on the off chance that you can play here, it implies a ton for me." 

Ziyech scored multiple times and gave 21 aids 35 appearances for Ajax during the 2019/20 crusade, remembering two objectives and five helps for the Champions League. 

The Blues will trust that he can reproduce that structure in a similar rivalry next season should they make it.

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