It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that Chelsea have lacked that much-needed creativity and cutting-edge in their attack since the departure of Eden Hazard to Real Madrid last summer.

The transfer ban meant that the Blues weren’t able to bring in an immediate replacement for the Belgian but the club’s failure to get deals over the line for any of their rumoured targets in January was quite farcical, especially because they had worked so hard to have the ban reduced. Lampard’s pleas to the board for a new signing in January apparently fell on deaf ears but it looks as if Chelsea have now managed to get their hands on a big fish in the form of Hakim Ziyech.

Now here’s how Chelsea can possibly line up with Hakim Ziyech next season.

Formation (1)-> 4-2-3-1
This is Frank Lampard’s preferred formation at Stamford Bridge. This formation allows the side to create space higher up at the cost of possession and has become a trademark of Lampard’s young side. There are a couple of ways that Chelsea can employ this formation.

In this formation, we play a back four of Cesar Azpilicueta on the left and Reece James on the right with Antoine Rudiger and Andreas Christensen playing between them. Jorginho and N’Golo Kante play ahead of the defence. Should Kepa remain at the club next summer, he will likely remain the glovesman.

Tammy Abraham leads the attack while Mason Mount plays right behind him. Christian Pulisic plays on the left while new recruit Hakim Ziyech operates on the right wing.