Bad news is spelled out for Chelsea as England confirms Chilwell’s injury.
Ben Chilwell suffered a back injury during the England vs Belgium Nations League clash – and was seen holding his back as he exited the field.
England confirmed his injury and this could be worrying for Chelsea. The new Chelsea signing has been impressing since he came to Stamford Bridge and for him to be out of the playing field is sure to be a blow for Chelsea.
When asked how Chilwell is doing at Chelsea, Cole replied on Sky Sports: “I think very well.
“Coming into a young team helped him. From minute one he was hungry prove that he was good enough. Whether the transfer tag, £50million is big.
“And that’s what he said to me: ‘I want to come here, hit the ground running, what do I have to do?’.
“And I said ‘listen just keep working hard, want to play for the club, want to win’.
“Straightaway he’s come in and done that. I think Chelsea look defensively better with him.
“They’ve got that better balance.
“I think he can handle a ball in every area – defensively, middle third he can deal with and of course attacking wise he’s got a different range of passing. He can shoot. He can combine.”
Chilwell said about Lampard earlier this week: “The manager and the coaching staff are always telling me to get in at the back post and get up there and score more goals and get more assists.
“I can’t be happy just to put crosses in, but want to score and get more assists.
“I have tried to add that to my game this season.
“Defensively, playing alongside the likes of Thiago Silva, Zoum [Kurt Zouma], Reece [James], Azpi [Cesar Azpilicueta], Edou [Mendy] behind, everyone that’s been there has been brilliant.”