CHELSEA legend Ashley Cole has revealed that Ben Chilwell spoke to him and requested for recommendation earlier than his big-money transfer from Leicester Metropolis.
Chilwell joined the Blues final summer time for £50m – because the West London facet splashed round £230million on new expertise.
Ben Chilwell sought Ashley Cole out for recommendation earlier than his £50m transfer from Leicester MetropolisCredit score: Getty Photographs – Getty
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And showing on Sky Sports activities as a pundit for England’s Nations League match in opposition to Belgium on Sunday, Cole revealed he advised the left-back to proceed to work arduous and to keep up a successful mentality.
Cole revealed: “I believe coming right into a younger staff in all probability helped him, however from minute one, he was hungry to show that he was ok.
“That is what he mentioned to me, that he desires to return right here, hit the bottom working, what do I’ve to do?
“I mentioned: ‘Pay attention, simply hold working arduous and wish to play for the membership, wish to win,’ and immediately, he’s are available and achieved that.
“I believe Chelsea look defensively higher with him. Once more, they’ve that higher stability.
“I believe he can deal with the ball in each space – defensively, within the middle-third, he can cope with it and naturally, attacking-wise, he can cross, he can shoot, he can mix. He’s received all of it.”
Ashley Cole revealed he advised Chilwell to work arduous and keep a successful mentalityCredit score: Sky Sports activities
Chilwell started for the Three Lions in opposition to Belgium on Sunday night time.
Nevertheless, he was compelled off by way of harm after simply 38 minutes and was seen holding his again as he limped off the pitch.
The harm will go away Chelsea boss Frank Lampard sweating over his defender’s health with the Blues dealing with Newcastle at St James’s Park of their subsequent sport.