Chelsea's Hakim Ziyech looked sharp on his return from injury for Morocco vs Senegal

Hakim Ziyech is back!

Chelsea fans have been patiently waiting to see Hakim Ziyech light up the Premier League.

The Moroccan playmaker was signed from Ajax this summer in a £36m deal, but the 27-year-old is yet to feature in a competitive game for the Blues.

Ziyech picked up a knee injury in a pre-season friendly against Brighton and has subsequently missed Chelsea's start to the 2020/21 campaign.

But it looks as if the mercurial midfielder will be in line to make his Premier League debut next weekend after returning to action for Morocco last night.

Ziyech came off the bench in the 59th minute against Senegal and looked very sharp during his short but eventful cameo.

Ziyech comes off the bench

His passing was crisp and the Chelsea star delivered the assist for Morocco's third goal - scored by Youssef El-Arabi - to seal a 3-1 win for The Atlas Lions.

You can watch Ziyech's highlights from the game below.

Ziyech also played a crucial role in Morocco's second goal of the evening thanks to some incisive one-touch passing and movement.

Then to cap off his comeback, the Chelsea man delivered an inch-perfect free-kick onto the head of El-Arabi with his wand of a left foot - a very successful night's work.

It will be intriguing to see how Frank Lampard uses Ziyech in his star-studded attack throughout the season.

The Moroccan is more than capable of playing out on the right-wing, but his playmaking abilities are tailor-made for a central role.

Ziyech in action

What we could see throughout 2020/21 is Ziyech and fellow summer signing Kai Havertz interchanging positions on the pitch.

Havertz is also qualified to play out on the right or through the middle, so it would be foolish not to allow both stars the freedom to swap roles on the pitch in order to confuse opposing defences.

The prospect of the duo linking up with Timo Werner and Christian Pulisic as an attacking quartet is certainly a mouthwatering prospect.

Chelsea fans may finally get a glimpse of what that front four can offer against Southampton next Saturday.

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