Chilwell vows to respect Alonso

Marcos Alonso started the season brightly, and has been Thomas Tuchel’s first choice in the left wing-back role.

Chilwell was the main man last season and played a huge role as Chelsea went on to win the Champions League last campaign.

With Chilwell struggling for game time for both club and country this season, the 24-year-old has admitted that he has learnt to be patient as he works back to get his place in the team.

Chilwell has also revealed that he has no ill feelings towards Marcos Alonso but he rather respects him for his game.

“I wouldn’t say it’s been frustrating,” Chilwell said.

“It’s about being patient, training hard. Marcos has been playing well and I have had to respect that. I’ve been training hard to make sure when I get my chance, I’m ready.

“I felt fine on Saturday fitness-wise. I’ve been training hard and making sure my fitness is 100 per cent, so when I did have the opportunity to play I was fine to play 90, and make sure I could make the same runs in the 90th minute as I did in the first minute.”

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