Chelsea legend Ashley Cole paid tribute to Ben Chilwell for his impressive start to life at Chelsea ahead of England’s Nations League game against Belgium.
“I think very well. Coming into a young team helped him. From minute one he was hungry to prove that he was good enough.Whether the transfer tag, £50milion is big,” Cole told Sky Sports.
“And that’s what he said to me: ‘I want to come here, hit the ground running, what do I have to do?’.
“And I said ‘listen just keep working hard, want to play for the club, want to win’.
“Straightaway he’s come in and done that. I think Chelsea look defensively better with him. They’ve got that better balance.
“I think he can handle a ball in every area – defensively, middle third he can deal with and of course attacking wise he’s got a different range of passing. He can shoot. He can combine.”