Ben Chilwell is enjoying his time at Chelsea and has admitted that the club’s upcoming major games are the reason he joined.
Chilwell, a £50 million summer transfer from Leicester, has had a fantastic first season at Stamford Bridge.
Under Frank Lampard, he established himself as a regular. Since Thomas Tuchel took over in January, he has had to fight for his place.
He currently has seven assists and three goals this season. He competes with Manchester United’s Luke Shaw.
Both of them are fighting for a place in Gareth Southgate’s starting line-up for England at Euro 2020. After briefly facing a spell on the sidelines under Thomas Tuchel.
Ben Chilwell has quickly established himself as one of the first names on the German manager’s team sheet.
Chelsea prepares for the most crucial phase of their season. Tuchel’s side dispatched off closest top-four rivals West Ham relatively unscathed. Chilwell’s calf may boast a nasty gash after being caught by West Ham defender Fabian Balbuena’s follow-through.
The 1-0 win over the Hammers meant Chelsea leapfrogged their rivals into the highly coveted fourth spot. They have a huge run of fixtures which sees them take on Real Madrid twice, local rivals Fulham. They also take on the league leaders Manchester City in the space of a week and a half.
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They showed Paraguayan defender Balbuena one of the most ludicrous red cards of the season nine minutes before the end, as he launched a long clearance and caught Chilwell on the calf with his foot as he brought it back down. Not a single Chelsea player complained and play continued, but VAR intervened and referee Chris Kavanagh dutifully trotted to the monitor before sending the disbelieving center-half off.
Speaking to talkSPORT, Chilwell said: “This is the reason I came to Chelsea. You want to be playing in so-called cup finals every week when you’re challenging for the top four. We’ve got Real Madrid on Tuesday, which is stuff as a kid you dream about, and we’ve got a cup final.”
The win over the Hammers cemented Chelsea’s grip on a top-four place, and they did not lose the importance of the game on the players.