England midfielder Declan Rice has admitted he finds Chelsea star Ben Chilwell absolutely hilarious.

Chelsea earned a hat-trick of call-ups to the England squad over the international break, including Ben Chilwell. Blues teammates Conor Gallagher and Levi Colwill are in Gareth Southgate’s group, too.

The Three Lions recorded a 1-1 away draw against Ukraine on Saturday in a European Championship qualifier. Next, they travel to Scotland tomorrow night for a friendly match.

Chilwell, 26, started at left-back against Ukraine to earn his 19th England cap. However, he did receive some criticism in the media for his level of performance.

England v Ukraine: Group C - UEFA EURO 2024 Qualifying Round
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Arsenal’s Declan Rice has been delivering one-word answers when asked to comment on his England teammates.

When asked about Chilwell, Rice told England’s TikTok account: “Funny.”

Ukraine v England: Group C -  UEFA EURO 2024 European Qualifiers
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From the outside looking in, Chilwell does seem like a popular figure at both club and international level.

He’s taken on a new responsibility at Stamford Bridge this season as the club’s vice-captain, so he’s clearly made a good early impression on Blues head Mauricio Pochettino as well.

If the £45million (BBC) full-back stays fit, we’re expecting a big season from him.

Colwill recently named Chilwell and Thiago Silva as two big leaders at Chelsea to help the team, as quoted by The Evening Standard. It’s all about striking the good balance between humour and hard work.

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