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Frank Lampard hopes Hakim Ziyech can add a new dimension to Chelsea’s attack next season, once he completes his move from Ajax this summer

Frank Lampard hopes Hakim Ziyech can add a new dimension to Chelsea’s attack next season, once he completes his move from Ajax this summer

Frank Lampard says new signing Hakim Ziyech is a “fantastic player” who will help Chelsea to “unlock” defences.

The 26-year-old Morocco international was signed from Ajax on Thursday for £33.3m and will move to Stamford Bridge at the end of the season.

Chelsea have struggled to break down opponents who sit deep against them this season. Since November, they have dominated possession but failed to score in games against West Ham, Bournemouth, Southampton and Newcastle.

Lampard is hoping the arrival of Ziyech – who has an impressive 21 assists in 30 appearances this campaign – can change that, telling Sky Sports News: “I think he’s a fantastic player.

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