Chelsea winger Ziyech forced off with an apparent dislocated shoulder
Chelsea winger Hakim Ziyech forced off with an apparent dislocated shoulder minutes after putting his side ahead against Villarreal in the Super Cup final in a blow to Thomas Tuchel ahead of the new season
- Chelsea winger Hakim Ziyech suffered an apparent dislocated shoulder
- Ziyech had to be substituted near the end of the first half versus Villarreal
- The 28-year-old had put Chelsea in the lead during the Super Cup clash
Chelsea have suffered a setback ahead of the new Premier League season, with Hakim Ziyech having to be substituted with what appeared to be a dislocated shoulder.
Ziyech had put Chelsea ahead against Villarreal in the UEFA Super Cup at Windsor Park, but then suffered much frustration after he was caught by Juan Foyth.
After receiving lengthy treatment Ziyech eventually had to go off, with Christian Pulisic replacing him in the 43rd minute.
Hakim Ziyech had to be substituted against Villarreal with an apparent dislocated shoulder
The Chelsea winger required treatment before he was eventually taken off in the Super Cup
The news will be hugely frustrating for Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel, especially after Ziyech enjoyed a productive pre-season.
Ziyech had opened the scoring in the 27th minute as he hit the ball into the ground and past Villarreal goalkeeper Sergio Asenjo.
The 28-year-old showed glimpses of his ability during his first season at Chelsea and it was expected that he could push on this time around, but it now seems that his start to the campaign will be delayed.
The news will be a major blow for Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel ahead of the new season
Ziyech put Chelsea ahead in the 27th minute against Villarreal but he later had to go off
Rio Ferdinand described Ziyech’s injury as ‘disappointing’, especially considering how well he has performed in recent games.
Speaking on BT Sport, Ferdinand said: ‘A lot of injuries happen like that when you least expect it. Foyth has just jumped. It’s disappointing because Ziyech has had such a good pre-season. This is a big season for him.’
Chelsea get their Premier League season underway on Saturday when they host Crystal Palace.
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