‘Concern’ for Potter involving £190k-a-week star at Stamford Bridge – GiveMeSport

Chelsea defender Ben Chilwell’s form has been worrying this season, according to journalist Simon Phillips.

The £190,000-a-week star has featured heavily but is yet to secure a regular starting spot since returning from an ACL injury.

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When Marcos Alonso left for Barcelona, ​​Chilwell looked set to be the Blues’ number one left back for years to come.

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But recovery from a long-term injury, along with the signing of Marc Cucurella, has seen the England international restricted to a bit part role.

Chilwell might have started three of Chelsea’s five Champions League group stage games but has only been picked four times in the top flight.

He’s also only started two games in a row all season, which could be a case of Graham Potter keeping an eye on him after his injury or the fact that the former Brighton boss isn’t thrilled with his form.

What did Phillips say about Chilwell?

He told GIVEMESPORT: “Chilwell not playing more than twice in a row is a concern for Potter or is it good to have the ability to be able to rotate? I’m worried about Chilwell.

“I think his form this season since his return from a long-term injury has dipped a bit, which can be natural after a long lay-off.

“Potter will certainly still need him in the rotation with the tight fixture list, so I think he’ll still have every chance to improve again and get back to where he was.”

Is Chilwell still first choice?

Although Chilwell hasn’t started as much as he’d like, he’s been given the go-ahead in most of Chelsea’s big games, suggesting he’s still widely seen as the club’s best left-back option.

Tottenham tie aside, Chilwell has started every other fixture, including the recent draw with Manchester United and both Champions League clashes with AC Milan.

So it may be that Potter is simply bringing him back before starting him week in, week out, especially with the World Cup looming and the ex-Leicester has every chance of playing a key role in Qatar.

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