‘Please start him’: Some Chelsea fans want 24-year-old to play against Arsenal
Chelsea travel to the Emirates Stadium on Sunday to face rivals Arsenal – and some Blues fans on Twitter are demanding that Ben Chilwell is back in the starting XI for the first time this season.
The Blues have kickstarted the 2021/22 campaign in some style. Firstly, they beat Villarreal on penalties to lift the UEFA Super Cup final. They followed that up last weekend by beating Crystal Palace 3-0 in their Premier League opener.
Thomas Tuchel’s side travel across to north London this Sunday to play an Arsenal team that lost their opening league fixture.
Chelsea will be hoping to put down a marker with a win against Arsenal, especially as they face the daunting test of travelling to Anfield the following match to play Liverpool.
Blues supporters want Ben Chilwell back
Chilwell has been an unused substitute against Villarreal and Crystal Palace, albeit he was late back from pre-season due to his involvement in Euro 2020 with England.
A selection of Chelsea supporters on social media insist the Arsenal fixture is the perfect time for the 24-year-old defender to play again.
Marcos Alonso has got the nod at left wing-back in the opening two games of this season and done exceptionally well. However, £50million full-back Chilwell had the slight edge over him in their brilliant competition for a starting role last season.
Speed machine Chilwell earned the shirt during the club’s Champions League winning campaign last year and many feel he’s the first-choice under manager Tuchel.
It may be a tough decision to leave out Alonso given his Palace display. But, Chilwell must be itching to get his first minutes of the campaign
Here are some Chelsea fans discussing Chilwell ahead of Sunday:
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