Chelsea left-back target backed to be the best in the Premier League

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Chelsea have been strongly linked with a move for Leicester City left-back Ben Chilwell, but it’s yet to be seen whether the Foxes will let go of their highly-rated full-back.

Meanwhile, Leicester City defender Christian Fuchs believes that his team-mate Ben Chilwell is destined to become one of the best left-backs in the Premier League.

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“He has definitely improved,” the 33-year-old defender told Goal. “He is still a young player who is playing at a very high level.

“He has a good amount of England caps already, which just shows his ability. At an early age like that, to play for the national team for that amount of games is really good.

“As a young player, I have been in that situation: you still find yourself learning a lot from games and facing other teams. So, he is in a good place and I think he will be one of the top left-backs in England for years to come.

“The good thing for him is that, at 23, he is still young, with a lot of potential to improve in the future.”

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard hasn’t been comfortable with his options at left-back, as Marcos Alonso and Emerson Palmieri have failed to impress him on a consistent basis this season.

Chelsea have missed the days of having Ashley Cole as a world class left-back.

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