Chilwell reveals why he trusts Chelsea’s French speaking defence

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Chelsea kept a first clean sheet in the Premier League this season, after a 4-0 spanking of Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon.

Ben Chilwell who scored and assisted a goal on the day, has revealed that he’s happy with the clean sheet and the team’s defensive effort against the Eagles.

Chilwell was named in a French-speaking backline, with Edouard Mendy, Cesar Apzilicueta, Thiago Silva and Kurt Zouma all speaking French in the game.

Speaking after the game, Chilwell said: “We know it is very important and that is the biggest plus from the game.

“As a defender I am going to say that but scoring four goals is great but a clean sheet is perfect for us going into the international break, and hopefully we can continue to defend well like that. Thiago Silva and Kurt Zouma were brilliant, solid, talking to everyone throughout the 90 minutes, and it is a good sign of things to come.”

Meanwhile, Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has revealed he is set to give Kurt Zouma and Thiago Silva another game in defence, as he’s still looking for his best centre-back pairing.

“I am really pleased with the clean sheet for everybody involved,” Lampard said at Stamford Bridge.

“Not just the goalkeeper and the back four but the whole team. We didn’t give a really dangerous team away from home any chances to score which was great for the focus of the team.

“Yes, Thiago and Kurt looked very good, very composed. With Thiago, he has great experience and we saw that. It is still early days in terms of fitness, so let’s see how that partnership works but I want to find some sort of stability in the back four, of course, you do.

“It needs some competition and those two showed how well they can do it but that needs to continue.”

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