Ben Chilwell has claimed he’s good friends with Chelsea teammate Marcos Alonso despite winning the left wing-back battle this season.
Alonso started the season as first choice left wing-back but Chilwell is now Chelsea’s undisputed first choice in the left wing-back position.
Chilwell said: “Of course I get on with Marcos. We’re two players in the same position but that doesn’t mean we don’t have to get on.
“It’s the same as me and Luke with England. We are very good friends when we’re here. I’d even go as far to say he’s one of my good friends in the team.
“When you’ve got someone in the same position as you, it doesn’t have to be ‘Ah, you’re enemies’. You’re fighting for the same shirt but you can be friends.
“When I step out on to the pitch, on the training pitch, that’s when I want to show that I’m better than them and they’re trying to show they’re better than me.
“But away from that, I think a reason why this group was so successful in the summer was the togetherness.
“On the pitch we can be competitive and fight for the shirts but around the hotel we’re good friends.”