We don’t know who will play each game — £50m Chelsea signing admits

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Chelsea signed Ben Chilwell from Leicester City during the summer transfer window, as the Blues went on to pay £50m for the England international.

Chilwell was a regular under Frank Lampard, but he has seen his game time halved under new boss Thomas Tuchel. Chilwell is in competition with Marcos Alonso for the left wing-back role, as Tuchel often rotate between them for each game.

Chilwell has now admitted that the competition in the squad is good, as the players don’t even know who will play each game.

Chilwell said: “The manager has come in and every weekend going into the game no one knows who is going to be starting and in what position, and that is a positive thing because we have a massive squad of very talented players who are all fighting for 11 spots.

“That just brings the best out in all of us because in training everyone is fighting for one of those starting shirts. That is why coming into the weekend we are sharp and defensively we are doing well, and that is why we are unbeaten.

“We have been training hard. Tactically the manager is spot on. Defensively we do look solid and I can’t put my finger on what it is apart from we are training hard and everyone is fighting for 11 spots and everyone is getting a game. It is important that we are getting clean sheets but on the flip side we want to be scoring more goals and winning more games.”

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