Reports have claimed that defender Marc Cucurella’s future at Chelsea is now uncertain this summer.

According to the Evening Standard, it is currently unclear whether he will be part of Mauricio Pochettino’s plans when he arrives at the club at the start of next month.

It was certainly a tough season for Cucurella in his first campaign since his £60m transfer from Brighton.

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It always looked a bit suspect with Ben Chilwell being part of the squad as to where the Spain international would fit in, given he had been predominantly on the left of a back four.

Chelsea last season normally stuck to a back five system, and this gave Cucurella the opportunity to feature as part of a back three.

While he brought out his undoubted best display of the campaign against Borussia Dortmund there, it was still not enough for him to pull together a strong campaign.

Cucurella future uncertain

There has already been a lot of talk over what the future looks like in the left-back position next season, with it expected that the Blues will look to utilise a back four under the new manager.

Chilwell is obviously the first choice for the club when fit, although injuries continued to plague him this season after missing the majority of the last campaign.

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In a season of very few highs, one of the only positives was the emergence of Lewis Hall as a genuine contender for first team minutes.

He has gone from an academy midfielder to a first team left-back in the spell of a number of months, and he will certainly be pushing for an opportunity for minutes under Pochettino.

There is also the return of Ian Maatsen from his loan spell at Burnley, where he impressed greatly on the way to promotion.

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