Frank Lampard warned new Chelsea signing Hakim Ziyech can be a “nightmare”

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has been warned that £33.3m new boy Hakim Ziyech can be a “trainer’s nightmare” by Ajax boss Erik ten Hag.

Ziyech is set to join up with the Blues next season as part of a bumper spending spree which will see Timo Werner also make the move to Stamford Bridge.

The 27-year-old played his last game for Ajax back in March, with the Eredevisie season officially curtailed due to the effects of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic in April.

Now, with Ziyech waiting to join up with his new Chelsea team-mates, his former boss Ten Hag has advised the Blues on how to get the best out of the attacker.

Speaking to Ajax TV, Ten Hag said: “Sometimes he is a trainer’s nightmare, but you have to give him space. Hakim is ‘what you see is what you get’.

“You see what his emotions are doing to him today. It is an emotional day for Hakim, but I hope he looks back on it in a good way. He comes in as a big man at Chelsea, a top club in Europe.

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