Thu 12 August 2021 | 7:45

Hakim Ziyech suffers should injury in Super Cup win over Villarreal

Chelsea striker Hakim Ziyech was forced off with a serious shoulder injury in the first half of his side’s UEFA Super Cup win over Villarreal.

The former


striker gave the Blues a 27th-minute lead with a close-range finish in the first half before being substituted by

Christian Pulisic

due to a shoulder injury.


, who scored twice in 23 Premier League appearances last season, had to leave the pitch after an innocuous collision with

Juan Foyth

at the end of the first half and Christian Pulisic came on to replace the Moroccan.


's medical team rushed and the 28-year-old received treatment before he walked off the pitch wearing a sling on his right arm.

While the severity of the injury is not clear yet, Thomas Tuchel fears he would miss Ziyech for the start of the new Premier League campaign.

"If you take a player out during the first half it is serious,"

Tuchel told

BT Sport


"Unfortunately, because he is a decisive player in the last games."

Chelsea will host

Crystal Palace

on August 14th in the new Premier League season before their two important games against





source: SportMob

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