Chelsea’s Ben Chilwell speaks out on Marc Cucurella competition

Ben Chilwell has been speaking about Chelsea new boy, Marc Cucurella.

The Blues signed Cucurella from Brighton last week for a staggering £62m, making him the most expensive full-back in history.

With such a high price-tag, there is expected to be plenty of pressure put on the former Barcelona youngster.

However, Cucurella got his Chelsea career off to a decent start on Saturday when he came off the bench to help Chelsea see out their win over Everton.

Following that game, Ben Chilwell, who started as Chelsea’s left-wing-back on the day, has been speaking about the competition he will face from the former Brighton man:

“We’re at Chelsea so there’s going to be a lot of good players here,” said Chilwell.

“Competition for places is going to be fierce and obviously we’re going to push each other the same as everyone else in the team.”

Cucurella’s arrival has seemingly opened the door to Marcos Alonso being allowed to leave Chelsea for FC Barcelona.

This leaves Chilwell and Cucurella to battle it out for a starting berth at LWB across the 2022/23 season.

And whilst Chilwell may suggest he is fine with the competition, he is probably not too happy and the prospect of being a fringe player this close to a World Cup.

Granted, Cucurella may also be used as a left-sided central defender in Chelsea’s back three, but if the west Londoners bring in another centre-back this month, that is less likely to happen.

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