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Van Basten urges Ziyech to quit Chelsea: You should be playing and entertaining fans

Dutch great Marco van Basten has urged Hakim Ziyech to quit Chelsea in January.

Former Ajax winger Ziyech has struggled for game time since his £40million arrival in 2020.

The Morocco international has had just 350 minutes of action for the Blues this season, scoring one goal.

Van Basten, 59, told Ziggo Sport: "Someone like Ziyech would get to play all the time at another club, and the fans could enjoy watching him.

"It is sad and a shame that someone of his calibre gets to play so seldom. Ziyech is a terrific player.

"We want to watch him. It's players like him that make us want to switch on our televisions and go to matches.

"It is unfortunate for all of football that he remains on the bench. It's not good when these sorts of players don't get any game time.

"A rule needs to come in that limits clubs to a certain number of players.

"Chelsea have far too many, and that makes football less interesting.

"There are teams now that have 35 [first-team] players, and five or six of them never get a game.

"Those players ought to be able to shine for other clubs."

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