“This won’t be the last time” – Graham Potter on Hakim Ziyech’s transfer hell

A major slice of the drama for Chelsea on deadline day wasn’t the players they signed – it was the players who didn’t manage to leave.

Chelsea’s focus on getting a deal for Enzo Fernandez done meant a lack of attention to those players going out, and Hakim Ziyech was the highest profile first teamer left high and dry after his move to PSG collapsed at the 11th hour – apparently due to simple admin failings.

The Morocco star is apparently (and understandably) furious.

Speaking in his press conference today, Graham Potter said he had been very happy with how Ziyech trained today, and said he would be available to face Fulham tomorrow.

He might well be picked too – he played well in his last couple of starts, and the new signings are going to take time to bed in, with Joao Felix still suspended after his straight red against tomorrow’s opposition a month ago.

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