Here is your Chelsea morning digest for Sunday, February 7.
Ziyech tipped to reach potential at Chelsea
Former Liverpool striker Dirk Kuyt has tipped Chelsea midfielder Hakim Ziyech to get to his best level following his £33.4million move from Ajax in the summer.
Speaking about Ziyech and Manchester United’s Dutchman Donny van de Beek, Kuyt told Voetbal Primeur: “They have performed fantastic in the Champions League, and have shown that they can compete with the absolute top of the world.
“Then you come to Chelsea or United and then you want to continue that. It just takes time. If you look at the qualities of those players, I am convinced that if they can keep the patience, they will get there.
“They are going to experience a very nice period there. ”
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Havertz injury boost
Chelsea midfielder Kai Havertz is back in full training.
And that is not the only good news for Blues head coach Thomas Tuchel as Kurt Zouma has also resumed training after the pair had to leave Wednesday morning’s session having picked up “little issues”.
“We had two little issues today on the training pitch,” Tuchel confirmed in his pre-Tottenham press conference. “It was Kurt Zouma and Kai Havertz who went off the pitch with little issues so they are checking issues and doing images right now.
Havertz is a doubt for the Spurs clash
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“It is questionable if they are in the squad for tomorrow. Everyone else is available.”
As it turned out, neither player made the Chelsea matchday squad for the 1-0 win in the London derby.
The good news for Tuchel, Havertz and Zouma were both in full training ahead of the clash away at Sheffield United this evening.
Ballack sends message to Havertz
Michael Ballack has told Kai Havertz he must ‘fight’ to nail down a spot in the Chelsea starting XI.