Roy Keane insists Hakim Ziyech must deliver more consistent performances to keep his place in Chelsea side

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Ziyech scored a wonder goal as Chelsea beat Spurs on Sunday (Picture: Getty)

Roy Keane believes Hakim Ziyech must now begin to deliver good performances on a regular basis to keep his place in the Chelsea side.

Ziyech opened the scoring with a stunning effort from range two minutes into the second-half as Chelsea sealed a 2-0 win over London rivals Tottenham on Sunday.

The Moroccan has now started Chelsea’s last three league games having only started nine all season.

After starting the season out of favour under Thomas Tuchel he is now beginning to find some consistency with two goals in his last two appearances, but Keane has challenhed the winger to deliver those performances ‘week in, week out.’

‘I think the reason he hasn’t been playing regularly is he hasn’t been consistent,’ Keane told Sky Sports.

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Ziyech has two goals in last two appearances (Picture: Getty)

‘He set a good standard today and scored during the week but he needs to be consistent with it.

‘To play at one of the big clubs you have to do it week in week out and as talented as he is, he has not done it on a regular basis.’

Former Chelsea striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink meanwhile believes Ziyech has the ‘character’ to keep his place in the side.

‘He has a temperamental player, he is someone who wears his heart on his sleeve,’ Hasselbaink said.

‘But he has got character and you have got to be able to manage that. That happens with good players and he is one of them.’


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