Chilwell reveals what Lampard told him that convinced him to sign for Chelsea

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Chelsea have pulled another massive signing ahead of next season, as the Blues have now confirmed the signing of Ben Chilwell from Leicester City.

Chilwell is the third first team player to sign up for Chelsea ahead of next season, following the signing of Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner.

The 23-year-old left-back has now revealed that the conversation he had with Chelsea manager Frank Lampard was enough to convince him to sign up for the club.

“I am delighted to be joining Chelsea at this very exciting time for the club and the manager played a massive part in me signing here,” said Chilwell in an interview reported by the official Chelsea website.

“I think every player wants to play for a huge club in their career and I’m no different, but talking to Frank before I signed really made up my mind that I wanted to come and play here.

“He installed a lot of confidence in me, he told me about the system he wants to play, how I’d fit into that and he just seemed a really good guy that you could talk to about anything. It’s important to have that relationship and trust with a manager and he’s also very keen on young players being given a chance.

“We’ve seen that over the past season under Frank, he does play the younger players if they are good enough and just from speaking to him, I’m really excited to be here and I can’t wait to get started.

“He told me about the system and of course I watched and played against Chelsea over the season, so I know what I’m coming into. I think the way the gaffer sets his teams up is just perfect for me and suits my game perfectly. I’m just can’t wait to get started and hopefully there are many great years to come.”

The words of Ben Chilwell matches with what Timo Werner said, as he admitted that Lampard’s plans for next season convinced him to move to Stamford Bridge.

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