Date: 16th November 2021 at 2:20pm
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Chelsea fans can have few complaints about their team’s season so far, as the Blues sit top of the Premier League table and are on the verge of securing progression through to the Champions League knockout stages, in a bid to defend their title. 

Thomas Tuchel’s side have been in particularly good form of late, scoring 11 goals in their last three league matches, despite a drab 1-1 draw with Burnley in the final game before the international break.

Chelsea have already travelled to Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur, as well as hosting Manchester City, and find themselves three points clear after 11 games.

Tuchel has also been praised for reintroducing a handful of previously out-of-favour players back into the first team fold, with the likes of Ross Barkley, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Callum Hudson-Odoi all now regulars in the German’s starting XI.

One player who continues to struggle at Stamford Bridge, however, is Hakim Ziyech.

The Moroccan international arrived in South West London last summer having impressed during Ajax’s impressive Champions League run, but has since struggled to maintain any form.

The 28-year-old has started just two league games so far, and is yet to register a goal or assist in the Premier League.

His only goals so far came in the UEFA Super Cup against Villarreal, and in the Champions League victory over Malmo at the start of November.

Ziyech’s winner in Malmo was just his eighth goal for Chelsea

Now, the winger has reportedly made a decision on his future, amid ongoing speculation that his time at Chelsea may be coming to an end.

As per German outlet BILD, Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund have expressed an interest in signing Ziyech, who is believed to be keen on the proposed move.

The report suggests that Dortmund have identified Ziyech as a potential target to bolster their attacking options, and the German club could even make a move as early as January.

Ziyech is allegedly keen on the prospect, having fallen out of favour at Stamford Bridge, but Chelsea would likely only allow a loan move as they are reluctant to lose the player completely.

The club are even reported to have already made contact with the player’s representatives, with a view to completing a deal when the window reopens in the new year.

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