£60m Chelsea player is in serious danger of losing his place in Graham Potter's squad - TCC View
Graham Potter has elected to hand Lewis Hall two consecutive starts for Chelsea at left-back.
These games, against Manchester City and Crystal Palace, have been in two different competitions, and brought mixed fortunes as they snapped their winless run in the Premier League.
The teenager impressed greatly particularly in the London derby, in a game that was overshadowed by tributes to Gianluca Vialli and the announcement of the signing Mykhailo Mudryk.
Good vibes are beginning to very slowly return to the West London club, with many excited by the future following a big January transfer window.
However, it is one summer signing whose future could be in doubt based on the last few team selections.
Cucurella in trouble at Chelsea
Any of his appearances as a centre-back have absolutely not worked, leading to his only real position being the same as the one currently occupied in the side by Hall.
The pair will also soon be joined in competition for a spot by England international Ben Chilwell, who has been absent since November due to injury.
He has hardly really been present since his serious issue suffered over a year ago, and will certainly not be rushed back into the starting line-up.
Nevertheless, he is back in training and will no doubt be knocking on the door alongside fellow wing-back Reece James in the coming weeks.
While it would be wrong to say Cucurella’s Chelsea career has already been a failure, it will take a fair few strong performances to turn his fortunes around in the coming months.