Last night, a statistic from MozoFootball emerged that has proven extremely worrying for Chelsea full-back Marc Cucurella ahead of next season.

The 24-year-old joined for big money last summer, however has struggled to settle in to the new environment and the pressures that have come from Stamford Bridge.

Cucurella has often been dropped from the side whenever Ben Chilwell has been fit, bringing questions as to why so much money was spent on what could end up being a second choice in the long term.

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Some of his performances have been as part of a back three, however these have not brought much more success for the Spaniard.

Recently, his favoured position has been filled by Lewis Hall, who is playing away from where he will feel the most comfortable.

Playing as a central midfielder for the youth team, he has been limited to the left of a back four in most of his appearances.

Worrying statistic for Marc Cucurella

Last night was another strong showing for the teenager, who left Old Trafford extremely unlucky to not have one or two assists to his name.

Poor finishing from both Mykhailo Mudryk and Kai Havertz saw the Blues miss glorious chances in the first half, both set up by Hall.

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MozoFootball after the game reported that he has now created more chances than Cucurella in just seven starts for Chelsea, whilst also playing 1000 fewer minutes.

With the Spain international’s popularity already not too high around Stamford Bridge, the fact that he appears to be outperformed by a player who was not even part of the first team when the season began is a worrying sign for his future.

Ian Maatsen is also set to return from an extremely impressive loan spell with Burnley, with his future yet to be determined.

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