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Chelsea left-back Ben Chilwell will have a tough battle for the left-back slot in this summer’s European championship.
Chilwell was at one time seen as England’s best left-back, but he now seems to have been overtaken by Manchester United left-back Luke Shaw. Shaw has overcome his struggles at Manchester United and has looked a man reborn since the start of the season.
Chelsea legend Ashley Cole, who seems to have shown backing to Blues left-back Ben Chilwell, has now admitted that Manchester United left-back is now better.
“I think it’s a tight one between Shaw who I think is just pipping it at the minute,” Cole told ITV.
“I think he is playing more consistently for Manchester United, where as Chilwell… some days he plays [for Chelsea] and some days he don’t.
“I think at the moment Shaw is in the lead. ‘But who knows? Going into the last games of the Premier League season, who can hold their nerve and keep that consistency up before the squad gets announced.”
Former Manchester United captain Roy Keane also agreed that Shaw is currently the best left-back in the country.
“This year he’s been outstanding,” said Keane.
“I know he’s had issues under Mourinho, obviously, but he’s been consistent this year.
“Going forward but defensively I think he has the edge over the other full-backs in the England squad.
“He’s improved that, no one has really got the better of him this season one vs one.”