Hakim Ziyech is struggling to nail a place in the first-team squad.
Since the arrival of Thomas Tuchel in January, Ziyech has featured in only seven matches and has not completed the full 90 minutes in a single game.
He scored the winner in Chelsea’s 1-0 FA Cup semi-final against Pep Guardiola’s men.
Robin Van Persie believes Ziyech deserves a much bigger role in Tuchel’s squad.
‘It is actually a shame that the creativity of players like Ziyech, [Christian] Pulisic and [Mateo] Kovacic – who I think is a brilliant player – is not being expressed,’ Van Persie wrote in his column for De Telegraaf.
‘Kovacic is their engine and playmaker. Ziyech also has those qualities higher up the pitch, but he should have a much bigger role in the team.
‘He is now constantly searching [for a place in the team], being played in all different positions. But surely it can’t be that difficult to give such a creative player a good position, right?
‘You can also see it differently, first give Ziyech and Kovacic an important role and then let players like Kante and other types work around them.’