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Chelsea midfielder Hakim Ziyech: Everybody knows I'm at my best in this position

Chelsea midfielder Hakim Ziyech is desperate to get clear of his injury problems.

The 29-year-old's frustration has never been clearer than when he was forced to leave to pitch with an injury during the first leg of the Champions League win over Lille, but he feels he is back on the right track after returning to the side to score on his birthday in our last match, another victory, this time against Middlesbrough in the FA Cup.

"I'm good," he told the club's website. "I'm getting better every week again. I just came back from an injury, of course, but it goes well and everything is fine. Right now I think I'm in a good way. I had a good period behind me and I try to do that again."

Those injuries have been even more frustrating for Ziyech as they come after he worked so hard to adapt to the new system introduced by Thomas Tuchel and settle into a role in the German's team, admitting he found the adjustment more difficult than some of his Blues team-mates.

"Everybody knows I think if I play wide it's my best position, so if we play four in the back most of the time I play on the right and when we play a back five there's a different system, but I think during the time since he came in I adapted really good.

"I think I had a bit more problems than most other players because I never used to play in a back five. I needed some time and I took that time to adapt and to learn from it and improve and I think if you see me at this point in that role it's much better than in the beginning."

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