Former Chelsea star backs Pulisic and Chilwell to form their own partnership on the left flank

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Hakim Ziyech and Reece James have formed a massive partnership on the right flank, and the duo have come together to cause problems for Chelsea’s opponents.

A lot of Chelsea’s potent attacks in recent games have come from the right, but former Chelsea winger Pat Nevin believes that Christian Pulisic and Ben Chilwell can as well form a good partnership on the left flank.

Nevin also spoke highly of other buzzing partnerships in the team, as he hailed the defensive partnership of Thiago Silva and Kurt Zouma and also the Ziyech, Timo Werner combo.

Nevin wrote: “I will be surprised if Christian Pulisic and Ben Chilwell do not develop the same level of understanding on the other wing. It is not just up front that changes have been visible. Quite clearly Kurt Zouma is loving his growing partnership with Thiago Silva, but I will be honest and say that any centre-back would feel he could develop something special with our Brazilian Rolls Royce.

“Everyone is however getting in on the act with Hakim. Timo Werner has obviously figured out that he is a good guy to know. Every time Hakim gets the ball, Timo is off haring into space knowing that Hakim can find him nine times out of ten when he is ahead of him.

“If that ball is coming in from the right wing, Timo will be on that back post. He was very unlucky not to score there on Saturday when he hit the crossbar. It is not just Timo who will be hanging around that area, Pulisic will be hovering there too.

“If they, and indeed we, all know that left-foot cross from wide right is going to be whipped wickedly towards that back post, then so does Ben Chilwell clearly, as he notched from there too at the weekend.”

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VICTOR N
Chelsea is more than just a football club to me; it's a passion I share, and my affinity with the Chelsea badge is one that will last forever. As far as watching my favourite team is concerned, I'd rather miss a meal than miss a Chelsea game.