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Chelsea hero Cole excited seeing Ziyech and James combine

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Chelsea academy coach Ashley Cole says Reece James and Hakim Ziyech have already forged a formidable relationship on the first team's right flank.

Both players have kicked off the season superbly.

Cole told Chelsea's website: “The relationship they had in the game, they are starting to really forge a good partnership.

“Ziyech likes to pop inside and give James the space to attack which is a strength of his, and it is difficult to mark when you come into those little pockets and little areas.

“Then when Ziyech gets on his left foot, he has great runners like Timo Werner who loves to run off the centre-back's shoulder with the quality that he has, so it is exciting watching them in attacking form.

“But also I am happy that yes, Chelsea conceded a goal, but they are definitely looking defensively stronger and more solid as a unit now."

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