Graham Potter confirms out-of-favor 29-year-old Chelsea star will be 'involved' against Brentford

Chelsea coach Graham Potter has confirmed that out-of-favor star Hakim Ziyech will be involved in the Premier League clash against Brentford on Wednesday (October 19).

Ziyech, 29, is yet to live up to his billing since his hefty €40 million switch from Ajax in July 2020, failing to cement his place in the team. The Moroccan forward has featured in only three Premier League games for the Blues in the 2022-23 season, failing to record a goal or an assist.

When asked whether or not Ziyech would make the trip to Brentford for Wednesday’s clash, Potter revealed that the player had recovered from his cold and would be involved. Speaking to the press on Tuesday, Potter said (via Absolute Chelsea):

“He's fine. He's trained the last few days so he'll be involved against Brentford.”

The coach further clarified that Sunday’s (October 16) game against Aston Villa came too soon for him but he was fine to pitch in against Brentford.

Potter added (via Absolute Chelsea):

“He had a really heavy cold which knocked him about for a few days so the game against Villa came too soon but he's trained well recently so he'll be involved.”

Since joining the Stamford Bridge unit, Ziyech has featured in 88 games for them across competitions, scoring 14 goals and claiming 10 assists.

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