Cheikh is a right-footed holding midfielder standing at 190cm tall who prefers to play the No.6 role and command the game through his passing ability.
He has outstanding physical attributes being very tall, strong in the aerial game and fast especially for the position he plays in.
Cheikh is very versatile and can play centre-back as well as other roles in the midfield in several systems.
Wherever, he plays on the field, he utilizes his vision, space recognition and game knowledge to dictate the pace of the game.
He anticipates the needs of his team-mates and always looks for open spaces to pass directly up the field to the forward line.