‘He’s got quality’ – Graham Potter begs Chelsea star to stay

Hakim Ziyech
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Chelsea boss has urged Chelsea star Hakim Ziyech to remain patient for a chance to salvage his Chelsea career.

Ziyech is yet to start a Premier League game under Potter and has been linked with a Chelsea exit in January amid interest from AC Milan.

Despite his lack of chances at Chelsea, Ziyech played a key role as Morocco became the first African country to reach the semi-finals of the World Cup.

Potter insists Ziyech has the qualities to become a key player at Chelsea and has urged the forward to be patient.

Potter said: “He’s been a little bit away from the first XI but he’s been involved in the games.

“He came on in the first game as a sub. We know his qualities, we like him as a player, he plays in between the lines ,has fantastic qualities which we saw at the World Cup.

“We can speak a lot but the chances are there are always good players who aren’t in the starting XI you have to be patient.

“I’m delighted for him, I kept in touch with him over the World Cup. I’m delighted for him that he got the game time and helped his team.

“He’s a good guy and he’s got quality.”