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There may be concerns about Ben Chilwell’s position in the Chelsea team under new boss Thomas Tuchel, as Marcos Alonso seems to be the more favoured one at the moment.
The £50m summer signing was a regular feature under Frank Lampard, with Emerson Palmieri acting as his deputy. However, the new boss has brought back Marcos Alonso to the side, with Chilwell fighting with the Spaniard for the left wing-back slot.
Meanwhile, Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has told Chilwell that he doesn’t need to be afraid about losing his place, but rather asked for his trust.
“If he is [concerned], I can absolutely understand, because he got some difficult and very tight decisions go against him,” Tuchel said.
“We took the choice for Marcos in a game where we played with five [defenders] because he was more familiar with the position, he played under Antonio Conte and we opted for him for his strengths in the air, to defend and attack set pieces.
“Marcos did a very good match and scored the decisive goal and from there it was hard to come back. I had a talk with him before the Tottenham match and told him ‘You have to trust me now, I see the potential, I see your talent’.”