Hakim Ziyech urged to quit Chelsea after just one season by Marco van Basten with Thomas Tuchel's tactics to blame

HAKIM ZIYECH has been urged to quit Chelsea by Dutch legend Marco van Basten.

The Blues paid Ajax £40million for the Morocco winger last year, handing him a five-year contract.

Ziyech has scored five goals in 32 games, including the decider in the Blues' 1-0 FA Cup semi-final win over Manchester City.

However the 28-year-old's game time has drastically reduced since Thomas Tuchel replaced Frank Lampard as boss.

Former Ajax, AC Milan and Holland striker Van Basten gave Ziyech his professional debut for Heerenveen in 2012.

Euro 88 winner MVB – who recently called for football to SCRAP offside – has now claimed the winger should ask to leave Stamford Bridge after being played out of position.

Van Basten, 58, told Ziggo Sport: "Ziyech was on the bench yet again against West Ham. When he does come on they use him as a striker. He can operate in that role too, as he is a good player.

"But I find it sad to see. The system that Thomas Tuchel employs is simply not good for Ziyech.

"If I was Hakim I would say to myself: 'You know what, I'm going to leave.'

"I'd say: 'Listen, I've got no rapport with the guy [Tuchel] – I've got to get out of here.' There is no sense in him staying put."


Ziyech has been a casualty of Chelsea's much-improved form under German Tuchel.

He helped the Blues win 1-0 at West Ham on Saturday, but just got a 16-minute cameo as a late sub for Christian Pulisic.

Van Basten has coached the Dutch national side as well as Ajax, Heerenveen and AZ Alkmaar.

He won a long list of honours as a player, including three Ballon d'Or prizes and the 1992 FIFA World Player of the Year award.

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