‘I loved the moment’: Pat Nevin says he loved what Ben Chilwell did after Chelsea beat Newcastle last month
Pat Nevin has said he loved Ben Chilwell’s recent frustration about not scoring after Chelsea beat Newcastle United at the end of last month.
Thomas Tuchel’s side won 3-0 away at Newcastle on 30 October, which was a result followed up with a win against Malmo and a draw against Burnley. The Blues currently sit top of the Premier League table during the international break.
Chilwell, 24, has been a super attacking threat from the left wing-back position.
The England international scored in three consecutive league appearances before seeing that run ended against Newcastle. He explained afterwards he was “disappointed” not to score in that match.
Nevin has praised Chilwell’s attitude to goalscoring and believes there is huge pressure on everyone at Stamford Bridge.
“I loved the moment after the game against Newcastle when Ben Chilwell said he was disappointed not to score after notching in three Premier League games in a row. That is the level of expectation the players have, and they are now putting that pressure on themselves,” Nevin said.
Chilwell edging out Alonso in Chelsea XI
For Chilwell, he’s in possession of the starting left wing-back spot right now.
However, Blues teammate Marcos Alonso is breathing closely down his neck and is ready to pounce on even the slightest slip up.
Blues manager Thomas Tuchel has managed to create brilliant competition between the full-backs, who are pushing each other to get better.
Chilwell is seizing his opportunity right now after Alonso’s stellar start to the campaign. Garth Crooks said last month he’s in the “form of his life”.
Wing-backs must contribute in attack
Chilwell, along with Reece James, have been key goalscorers this season.
It does feel like in Tuchel’s system the wing-backs are imperative when it comes to both creating chances and scoring goals.
England boss Gareth Southgate has to consider starting both James and Chilwell if he wants his full-backs to attack with quality.
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