The Premier League cracker between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur also meant a clash between two old Eredivisie acquaintances: Hakim Ziyech at The Blues and Steven Bergwijn at Spurs. The ex-Ajax player and the former PSV player, however, could not distinguish themselves in the disappointing top match, which ended in 0-0. VoetbalPrimeur lists the numbers: a tight enough for both.
We start with the most critical medium. Football.London gave Ziyech a 4. He tested Hugo Lloris early in the game with a great volley, but after that it just didn’t work out. Chairing too hard, sloppy ball loss … He certainly got in a position to be decisive, but he couldn’t deliver quality. ‘
The same Football.London also gave the Tottenham Hotspur players a score: Bergwijn was able to add a 5 after his performance at Stamford Bridge. He too asserted himself early in the game, but then dropped out, according to the rapporteur. ‘After a good Tottenham counter, he shot over. Bergwijn worked hard, but his final pass was always sloppy. In the end he was only replaced in the ninety minute, even though he had already received a yellow card forty minutes before. ‘
Ziyech was even banned in the first half and was taken to the side seven minutes before Bergwijn’s substitution. The left leg got a 6 from The Sunday Express, which, however, had expected a little more from Ziyech. He kept calm. Except for one moment, he could not pose a threat. He will have to do more. ‘ Bergwijn was also awarded a 6. ‘He looked the most energetic of the three attackers (besides Bergwijn, they were Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son, ed.). But he was more important in defense than in attack. ‘
The Evening Standard joined in and also awarded a 6 twice. Mountain wine worked his socks off, saw the newspaper. “But he will regret the opportunity he missed early in the game.” Ziyech also showed up early on. His attempt seemed like a statement, proof that he was there. But it ended up being a frustrating night for him. After the break he played a bit more withdrawn and Chelsea looked a bit stronger. Ziyech got a good chance and shot high. ‘
Finally, NBC Sports awarded Bergwijn a 7 because of his work ethic. “He worked incredibly hard and was dangerous in the counters, although he shot over once from a good chance.” In the same player report Ziyech got his next 6. “He was not given any room to stand out and got a little frustrated. He was eventually changed. ‘