Ziyech: Chelsea new boy ruled out of Ajax's Europa League clash against Getafe

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The Morocco international will play no part in Thursday's game with the Dutch giants hoping to overturn a two-goal deficit

Hakim Ziyech has been dropped from the Ajax team that will face Getafe in the second leg of their Europa League round of 32 fixture.

The 26-year-old is suffering from a calf injury and will miss Thursday's crucial outing at the Johan Cruijff ArenA.

A week ago, Ziyech played for the duration of the match as Ajax bowed to a 2-0 defeat in Getafe, and they now face an uphill task to overturn the result and advance to the next round of the European competition without their star player.

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The Moroccan playmaker missed Sunday's league defeat against Heracles as Erik ten Hag's side were dealt a blow in their Eredivisie title race.

So far this season, Ziyech has registered eight goals and 16 assists across all competitions.

He will join Chelsea on a five-year deal at the end of the season after the Blues agreed on a €45 million fee with the Dutch top-flight leaders.