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Hakim Ziyech explains why he missed the last game and what the team will do different under Tuchel » Chelsea News

Chelsea have a big game that they will currently be preparing for this evening against Tottenham in the Premier League.

Both teams are level on points and sit 7th and 8th place in the league, this is a real six-pointer.

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One player who will be hoping to get the nod after missing the last match is Hakim Ziyech, who was out with an injury.

Although the Moroccon international has explained to the Chelsea website that he wasn’t actually injured, they were just being wise after a ‘training overload’ and rested Ziyech, which he thinks was a good idea.

The 27-year old former Ajax attacker has also been looking ahead to the game tonight, and he has been detailing what we can expect to see more of now that Thomas Tuchel is in charge at the club.

“I think you will see a Chelsea that attacks more and controls the game more,” he said.

“That’s what we’ve tried to do in the last two games, to play with possession and from there try to attack a lot.

“When we played them [Spurs] last time, it was against a team that really played on the counter with quick people on the sides but really staying compact so there was not a lot of space for us. It then is the job to keep the ball and let the ball do the work, move it quick and in the end spaces will come.

“It’s been good so far. We’ve had a good week. It’s not always nice when a manager leaves and a new one comes in but he’s brought his new ideas and everybody is excited to work under him.

“The training has been different and in the last two games our formation and playing style was different as well so he really has his own ideas about the game. For us, it’s important to adapt quickly to it, to focus on the games and to follow the information the coach is giving us so we play how he wants us to play.”

Ziyech then went on to…

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