Frank Lampard’s 3rd signing? Joe Cole reveals why he expects it to be Ben Chilwell

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All of a sudden, Chelsea seem to be the most in-form club in the transfer market.

The Blues had followed up the signing of Hakim Ziyech, with a surprise swoop of Timo Werner who was closely linked with a move to Liverpool.

Despite the signing of Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner, Chelsea aren’t done in the transfer market as the Blues are keen on signing Leicester City defender Ben Chilwell as well.

Frank Lampard is keen on a left-back, and Chilwell is first choice on Lampard’s list.

Former Chelsea star Joe Cole has talked up Lampard’s interest in Chilwell, and believes that the left-back suits the team that the Blues boss is trying to build.

“Similar to Werner, he fits the ethos – he is young, he’s hungry, he’s explosive and athletic,” former Chelsea winger turned BT Sport pundit Joe Cole said.

“I think he’s got a lot of talent, if he comes to Chelsea, working with the group there – in Brendan [Rodgers] he’s got a great manager and a great team up at Leicester. But Chelsea’s a step up from Leicester.

“I know they are sitting above Chelsea in the table at the moment but having the opportunity to work with Frank and improve would be immense for him. ‘He’s got the left-back position for England in his hands at the moment.

“My advice would be to keep performing, keep consistent and if he does do that he can be England’s left-back and, if he does come to Chelsea, Chelsea’s left-back for many years. He’s a terrific player, a real talent.”

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