Chelsea star Hakim Ziyech makes return to action following injury with an assist in Morocco’s 3-1 win over Senegal

HAKIM ZIYECH is eyeing up his Chelsea debut after making a return to action in Morocco's 3-1 win over Senegal.

The 27-year-old joined the Blues this summer in a deal worth £36million, leaving Dutch champions Ajax where he spent the last four years.

Ziyech sustained an injury in Chelsea's pre-season friendly, away to Brighton, and is yet to make his competitive debut.

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The midfielder injured himself whilst taking a free-kick, appearing to tweak his knee just before the shot was taken.

Ziyech would also later cause further damage to his already injured knee, his wild attempt of a block saw the midfielder lose his footing and end up on the floor signalling to come off.

Spending a whole month on the sidelines meant Ziyech missed Chelsea's opening four fixtures to the 2020-21 Premier League season.

But the road to get match-fit started last night when the Blues new-boy played 30 minutes in Morocco's 3-1 win over Senegal and helped create second goal.

And with five minutes left on the clock, Ziyech showed his set piece ability as his inviting free-kick was headed in by En-Nesry for his country's third of the evening.

Senegal would get a goal back in the 88th minute, when Watford's Ismaila Sarr tucked away a penalty.

Fellow Chelsea new boy Edouard Mendy was set to face off against his new team-mate but was injured whilst on international duty earlier in the week.

The 28-year-old 6ft 6in shot-stopper picked up a thigh injury which ruled him out of last night's 3-1 defeat.

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He is expected to return to action in around ten days.

As for Ziyech, he should be in line to make his competitive Chelsea debut against Southampton on October 17.

Boss Frank Lampard will be in no rush to chuck him straight back into the starting line-up, but could make his debut coming off the bench.

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