Hakim Ziyech is a hell of a player. During Ajax's surprising run to the Champions League semi-finals last season, it became clear that they had a squad stacked full of quality. Frenkie de Jong and Matthijs de Ligt stole most of the headlines, while Dusan Tadic's goalscoring exploits also won him plenty of plaudits.
However, Hakim Ziyech may be the most creative player of the lot. It was a shock that he did not secure a big money move during the summer and he provided another reminder of his quality this evening.
Ajax were in London to take on Chelsea, a game which would gett off to a fast start. A Tammy Abraham OG would give the visitors the lead after two minutes, before Jorginho equalised from the spot a couple of minutes later.
Ajax regained the lead in the 20th minute, with Quincy Promes grabbing the goal. It was a decent finish but it's the stunning assist from Ziyech that will catch your eye here.
Quincy Promes with the finish and the dance moves!#CHEAJAX #UCL #VMSport pic.twitter.com/P2VAFdIFTv
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The Moroccan international was at it again in the 35th minute, scoring the most unlikely of goals.
Standing over a free-kick from an incredibly tight angle, everyone assumed Ziyech would whip a cross into the penalty area. They assumed wrong. He would go for goal, coming up with an outrageous shot to catch out Kepa in the Chelsea goal.
His second assist was not quite as spectacular, but van de Beek finished it very well.