Ziyech scores hat-trick as Chelsea thrash Peterborough 6-1

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Chelsea star, Hakim Ziyech, on Saturday, scored a hat-trick in his side’s pre-season friendly 6-1 win against Peterborough.

Chelsea thrashed Peterborough at the club’s training base in Cobham despite missing a number of their star players.

Ross Barkley was among those who made a surprise appearance for Chelsea against Peterborough, having spent last season on loan at Aston Villa.

Danny Drinkwater was another player who was given a chance to impress Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, after returning from a loan spell in Turkey with Kasimpasa.

The midfielder started in Tuchel’s 3-4-3 formation against Peterborough despite his last competitive game for the Blues being 1,077 days ago.

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Drinkwater was also joined in the squad that includes the likes of Trevoh Chalobah, Jake Clarke-Salter and Malang Sarr and Wayne Cumming.

Cumming provided a solid performance in the goal post for Chelsea but was later replaced by Lucas Bergstrom.

Tammy Abraham, Christian Pulisic and Callum Hudson-Odoi, Marcos Alonso and Davide Zappacosta also featured for the Champions League winners against Peterborough.

Chelsea will now tackle Bournemouth, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur in their next pre-season campaign before rounding things up against Villarreal in the UEFA Super Cup.

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