Ziyech injury on Chelsea debut

Chelsea suffered an injury worry before the new season as Hakim Ziyech was substituted off during their friendly against Brighton.

Ziyech, 27, joined Chelsea from Ajax this summer, finally completing his long-awaited move to Stamford Bridge after the start of the transfer window was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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The Morocco playmaker started alongside fellow summer signing Timo Werner as Chelsea took on Premier League rivals Brighton at the Amex Stadium on Saturday, with 2,5000 Seagulls fans in attendance as the match was given the green light by the government as a test event for allowing supporters back into stadiums.

Ziyech had an immediate impact with a role in Werner’s first goal for Chelsea just four minutes into the game, but he then suffered a potential injury setback after the break.

Just eight minutes into the second half, Ziyech needed treatment from Chelsea physios as he seemingly felt the effects of a poor challenge beforehand.

Ziyech received treatment as he stayed down before hobbling off the pitch gingerly, with Conor Gallagher on in his place.

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