Hakim Ziyech has again made his mark at Chelsea on Saturday. With one goal and one assist, the former Ajax player guided the Londoners to a 0-3 victory over Burnley in the Premier League. Manchester City also won at Sheffield United.
Liverpool records hard-fought victory over West Ham
The 27-year-old Ziyech opened the score on Turf Moor after 26 minutes. Tammy Abraham put the ball in front of the right winger, who surprised Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope with a shot into the short corner from the edge of the penalty area. It was the Moroccan international’s first goal in the Premier League.
Twenty minutes before time, Ziyech was again involved in a hit. After a quick takeover, he found with a through ball the detached Timo Werner, who finished cool-blooded from close range for the 0-3. In between, Kurt Zouma had taken care of the 0-2 with a header from a corner by former Vitessenaar Mason Mount.
Ziyech is increasingly finding his way with Chelsea, which took him over from Ajax for 40 million euros last summer. The midfielder cum attacker, who missed the start of the Premier League due to a knee injury, scored his first goal for the Londoners in the Champions League match against FC Krasnodar last Wednesday.
With the victory over Burnley, Chelsea finds its way back up in the Premier League. The team of manager Frank Lampard is currently fourth with twelve points from seven games, although the Londoners have played more games than the competition.
Mohamed Salah gets a thumbs up after his used penalty for Liverpool against West Ham United. (Photo: Pro Shots)
Later in the evening, Liverpool recorded a hard-fought win over West Ham United. The reigning national champion of base customer Georginio Wijnaldum turned a gap against the number thirteen of the rankings into a victory: 2-1.
The Londoners took the brutal lead after ten minutes by a goal from Pablo Fornals. Joe Gomez just headed a cross into the feet of the Spaniard, who immediately pulled the trigger.
Liverpool came alongside just before half time. Mohamed Salah used a penalty kick after being knocked to the ground. ‘The Reds’ thought they were 2-1 more than ten minutes before the end, but Diogo Jota’s goal was canceled due to a foul on keeper Lukasz Fabianski.
Five minutes before the end, the 2-1 for Liverpool still fell via Jota. The Portuguese promoted a nice through pass from Xherdan Shaqiri as a goal and thus shot the team of manager Jürgen Klopp to the fifth league victory of the season. Thanks to the three-pointer, Liverpool is currently the leader in the Premier League with sixteen points from seven matches.
Kyle Walker is buried under teammates after his goal for Manchester City at Sheffield United. (Photo: Pro Shots)