Hakim Ziyech to miss Chelsea season opener

Chelsea fans will have to wait longer to see new signing Hakim Ziyech in action after the Morocco international suffered an injury.

In his first game for the club, a pre-season friendly against Brighton eleven days ago, the 27-year-old twisted his knee and was substituted off.

It is now being reported by The Athletic that Ziyech will miss Chelsea’s Premier League opener against Brighton on Monday in five days time.

Lampard is likely to have to wait for the Liverpool match at the earliest to have him in the squad.

The Blues will also be without another new signing in Ben Chilwell.