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Chelsea midfielder Hakim Ziyech: I'm feeling great!

Chelsea midfielder Hakim Ziyech admits he feels refreshed this preseason.

The Morocco international impressed as Chelsea came from behind to defeat Bournemouth 2-1 at the Vitality Stadium, with young strike duo Armando Broja and Ike Ugbo on target for Thomas Tuchel's side on the South Coast.

"I'm feeling great," explained Ziyech to the club's website. "I feel sharp and I'm looking forward to the next game.

"I think the days off that we had were good for us, everyone is looking fresh and you saw that on the pitch because everyone looked hungry out there.

"It was a nice evening, especially having a full crowd back in the stadium to support us. At this time right now, we are enjoying every moment on the pitch.

"There was a lot of space between the lines, especially in the first half. We created a lot of chances, the only disappointment was that we didn't score more. Overall, it was a good performance from everyone and a good result too.

"Results don't matter so much at this stage, but of course it's always nice for the confidence. The most important thing is getting the rhythm back, working on our fitness and getting some minutes into our legs."

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