Leicester City fullback Ben Chilwell was in extremely impressive form for England in the 7-0 win over Montenegro last night. The 22-year-old provided three assists in the first half-hour of the match.
The Foxes star has been linked with a move to Chelsea over the past few months and, after witnessing last night’s performance, a lot of supporters on Twitter are calling on the Blues to sign the left-back:
90% going to be joining us, I reckon.
— Pys (@CFCPys) November 14, 2019
Chillwell and Reece crossing to Tammy? Please inject itttt
— (insert witty name) (@NotTotallySure) November 14, 2019
He has to join Chelsea😊
— Boluwatife (@kvng_bholz) November 14, 2019
Chilwell and James crosses is it then 😍😍
— Santi (@scfc147) November 14, 2019
I do not care how much it cost us. We must sign Chilwell as soon as possible.
— dapo akinbola (@ropyjay) November 14, 2019
However, other fans fear that Chilwell may be overpriced:
— Fitz Odoi (@Sam_Fitz002) November 14, 2019
Forget about Chilwell.
— ™ (@SitwalaSydney) November 14, 2019
Unpopular opinion: For me Alonso is better than Chilwell
— Upthechels🤙🏿 (@Upthechels11) November 14, 2019
ALONSO is better on his day.. This English hype train is sickening
— ~De’Yon (@JeffBEDMATICZ) November 14, 2019
There has been some talk that manager Frank Lampard is looking to strengthen at left-back when the transfer ban is lifted. Marcos Alonso may be impressive going forward but his poor defensive qualities mean he can’t be relied upon.
Emerson, meanwhile, does appear to have the trust of the manager, but the Italian’s injuries has meant he isn’t always available for selection. With that in mind, a move for Chilwell could well be on the cards next summer.