Full-back Ben Chilwell leaves Leicester and signs for Chelsea.
Frank Lampard’s Chelsea have completed their third high profile signing of the summer, with Ben Chilwell joining the club from Leicester City.
Ben Chilwell Signs 5 Year Deal at Chelsea
The club announced on their website on Wednesday that Chilwell has signed a 5 year deal, for an undisclosed fee.
The signing freshens up the Chelsea back line, and is another major building block in the current project taking place at Stamford Bridge.
One of the most accomplished left backs in the Premier League, Chilwell is as capable at full back, as he is as part of a back 5.
He played a huge roll in Leicester City‘s top 5 finish in the Premier League last season.
He has also beaten off competition from the likes of Danny Rose and Luke Shaw to become England’s established first choice left back.
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Chilwell looks good value for money
Depending on which media outlet you rely on, the fee is said to be somewhere between £45 and £50 million.
A cost of £45 to £50 million for a 23 year old established England international is good business. If further proof is needed, just look at the price Leicester forced Manchester United to pay for Harry Maguire last season.
That said, Chilwell is what I would call a more modern day full back. In other words he’s better going forward, than defending.
He will certainly improve Chelsea’s attacking options, but will he make them better defensively?
From the evidence of what we seen last season, it’s at the back where Chelsea most need strengthening.
Who Frank Lampard signs from now until the end of the transfer window, will go a long way to deciding what sort of a season Chelsea have. It could also go a long way to deciding Lampard’s future.
Officially it is an undisclosed fee. Some media outlets suggested the fee was £45 Million, with some saying £50 Million.