Reports have claimed that the appointment of Mauricio Pochettino will see Chelsea defender Marc Cucurella given another chance to impress.

According to GiveMeSport, the Argentine’s desire to play a four-man defence will give the Spain international a second opportunity to be a star at Stamford Bridge.

It has been a rough opening season in West London for Cucurella since his well-documented £60m transfer from Brighton last summer.

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He has often been questioned for his inability to step up to the level required to play for the club, although the standard set by the rest of the side has hardly set the world alight.

As soon as Ben Chilwell returned to fitness, the 24-year-old became short on minutes, only really featuring on the left of a back three.

This notably worked very well in the Champions League against Borussia Dortmund, although a number of mistakes since have seen his reputation with supporters drop.

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However, his Chelsea career is reportedly not over just yet, especially if Pochettino is handed the role as new permanent manager.

The Argentine has emerged as the only real candidate for the job, which is currently being occupied by Frank Lampard on an interim basis.

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There is no chance the Englishman is handed the job beyond this year though. It has been just one win in his opening seven games at the club as this dire campaign trundles to an end.

The last two games have seen Lampard utilise a back four system, which can be potentially because of what the future will look like at Stamford Bridge when the former Tottenham manager’s tenure begins.

Cucurella meanwhile is currently injured, leaving Lewis Hall a great opportunity to show how good he is in his place on the left.

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