‘I grew up watching’: 21-year-old who played ‘beautifully’ against Tuchel's side now says he's actually a Chelsea fan

Bayern Munich full-back Alphonso Davies has claimed to ESPN that he grew up supporting Chelsea.

The 21-year-old has developed into one of the best defenders in the world, winning the Bundesliga four times already despite his young age.

Chelsea fans have seen the best of him in their own backyard, as a thrilling performance helped his side pick up an unassailable 3-0 win in the first leg of the Champions League Round of 16 in 2020.

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Davies grew up watching Chelsea

His performance caught the eye of pundits around the world with Gary Lineker saying he played ‘beautifully’ on course to the dominant victory.

That European campaign only got better for the Canadian, with him also receiving praise for the German side’s decimation of Barcelona, on route to winning the Champions League that year.

Davies would be seen by many as an unbelievable signing for the Blues, however a deal looks more than far away from being completed.

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With that being said, supporters will be potentially excited by the Canada international’s revelation that he has a soft spot for the club.

When asked which English club he would choose to support, he replied: I mean, I grew up watching Chelsea, so Chelsea.

While Davies is rapidly developing into one of the best in the world in his position, the Blues can currently boast one of their own in Ben Chilwell, who Thomas Tuchel will be praying remains fit throughout the upcoming campaign.

With the talk of Marcos Alonso’s imminent departure, it’s a statement in the belief they have in the Englishman that the club are not actively looking for anyone to compete for his place, with him hoping on an individual level to prove himself to international manager Gareth Southgate ahead of the unprecedented winter World Cup later this year.

Blues fans will just be hoping they don’t see Davies at Stamford Bridge again soon, with his talent firmly in their memories.

Jack is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has freelanced for The Athletic and The Sun. Jack has reported live from Premier League and Championship grounds, whilst also being published in the Non League Paper.