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Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has rotated Ben Chilwell and Marcos Alonso at the left wing-back.
Having featured in every Premier League game that he was available for Frank Lampard, Chilwell has been left on the bench in six of the 12 league outings under Tuchel who has rotated him with Alonso.
Chilwell has revealed that he has asked Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel on how he can improve his game so he can become undisputed no.1 at left wing-back.
“When the manager came in, it was a clean slate for everyone,” Chilwell said.
“You can look at it one of two ways. Either I didn’t play the first three or four games which could’ve got me down but I used it as an opportunity to work harder, to ask him questions in training where he thinks I can improve my game and get more match time.
“When I get the opportunity to play I want to prove I should be playing more regularly and I’m sure all other players including Marcos are doing the same thing.
“It’s very healthy, especially at this stage of the season with quarter finals, semi final in the cup, the league, it’s important everyone in the squad is challenging each other for eleven shirts and working hard, as they want to stay in the team.
When asked if he felt better under Tuchel and Chelsea’s new formation, he said: “Not sure if better but I am always trying to improve every day which is a given.
“I’m a different player as playing left wing back wasn’t something I was used to before.
“Since the manager has come in that’s where Marcos and myself have been playing. I’ve been asking manager lots of questions on how he feels I can improve my game in that position and feel like I’m definitely improving.”