Ziyech targets 'special' finish for Chelsea
Hakim Ziyech © Getty Images

Chelsea’s Hakim Ziyech has challenged the Blues to make the end of the season “special” as they seek Champions League and FA Cup glory.

With a 1-0 victory over Premier League leaders Manchester City on Saturday, Thomas Tuchel’s side booked their spot in the FA Cup final.

The Moroccan forward Ziyech scored the winning goal for Chelsea with a cool finish from Timo Werner’s pass.

Chelsea has a Champions League semi-final to look forward to, as well as a second consecutive FA Cup final run.

After defeating Porto 2-1 on aggregate in the quarter-finals on Tuesday, the Blues will face Real Madrid over two legs.

“It was a perfect week and we can enjoy that. Now it’s a special end to the season if you see what we are still playing for,” Ziyech said.

“All the ways are open and everybody is excited about it and we cannot wait to play those games.”

The 28-year-old came off in the final moments at Wembley and confessed to being nervous as he watched his teammates defend their lead.

“Those moments are always nervous from the stands,” Ziyech said.

“I tried to stay calm but sometimes it’s difficult! In the end everybody did well, we killed the game and we kept a clean sheet as well.

“Timo (Werner) did a good run into the space (for the goal), I made my run, it was a good delivery and I put it in easy.

“You always have to have that feeling before the game that you want to score.

“It feels good to be in the final. Everybody is happy. We did a good job, especially in the first half.

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“The second half was a little bit difficult to close all the spaces, but we scored the one goal that we needed. It was enough.”

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