A fresh update concerning Chelsea and Ben Chilwell has emerged online recently.
Chilwell, now 23, has been a mainstay in Leicester’s backline for the last several seasons now.
The full-back has, in total, notched 123 appearances across all competitions for the Foxes.
In said ties, Chilwell has scored four and provided 12 assists.
Chilwell has also, despite still not yet hitting his prime years, arguably already cemented himself as one of the top left-backs currently plying their trade in the English game.
The 11-time capped international is superb at both ends of the pitch with his recent absence due to injury clearly affecting Leicester, who won just one of their last five league ties – all of which Chilwell missed.
LEICESTER, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 01: Callum Hudson-Odoi of Chelsea and Ben Chilwell of Leicester City during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Chelsea FC at The King Power Stadium on February 01, 2020 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
Chilwell eyeing Chelsea
But if recent speculation in the media proves true, it looks as though Brendan Rodgers and co. will have to get used to the idea of playing without their star left-back.
Chilwell has been linked with Chelsea for several months now, with Frank Lampard’s side clearly in need of reinforcements at left-back.
Marcos Alonso and Emerson are simply not up to scratch with an ageing, out of position Cesar Azpilicueta probably their best left-back this campaign – making 23-year-old Chilwell an obvious replacement.
And in news which will no doubt please Chelsea, it seems as though Chilwell is also keen to make the move to Stamford Bridge.
The Mirror are reporting that Chilwell, who is currently tied down at the King Power until 2024, plans to tell Leicester this week that he wants to quit for Chelsea.
No fee is mentioned in the piece, but given his age, ability, length of contract and fact he is English you would imagine the Foxes will demand a premium fee for Chilwell. One report previously claimed that the defender was rated at more than £40m by Leicester.
Chilwell wants Champions League
One deciding factor in Chilwell’s alleged decision to depart Leicester for Chelsea could be the fact his current club missed out on Champions League football whilst the Londoners did not.
According to the latest edition of the Transfer Window Podcast, Chilwell is determined to join a club with Champions League football:
Chilwell despite the fact that Leicester City have made Europa League is more than ever determined to join a Champions League club.
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A fresh update concerning Chelsea and Ben Chilwell has emerged online recently. Leicester standout Chilwell, now 23, has been a mainstay in Leicester’s backline for the last several seasons now. The full-back has, in total, notched 123 appearances across all competitions for the Foxes. In said ties, Chilwell has scored four and provided 12 assists.Football (soccer) greatest goals and highlights | 101 Great Goals – Feed