Ben Chilwell is Frank Lampard’s most important Chelsea signing for one key reason

On Wednesday afternoon, Chelsea confirmed their third big-named signing of the summer.

After bringing in Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner, the Blues brought in Ben Chilwell from Leicester City.

It might not be the end of the flurry of transfers for the Blues this summer, with Thiago Silva and Kai Havertz expected be next.

But the signing of Chilwell could be the most important of the five, as it shows one big thing and the Frank Lampard revolution.

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There had been plenty of left-backs named when it came to filling an issue in Lampard’s left-back position.

Alex Telles, Sergio Reguilon and Nicolas Tagliafico had all been bandied around, but Lampard’s focus was on Chilwell.

The Blues boss has been and admirer of the 23-year-old for some time and he was always the number one option for the Chelsea head coach.

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And Lampard was always determined to get his man, convincing the player it was the right move for him.

“I obviously wanted to play for a massive club but talking to Frank before I came was one of the main reasons I wanted to come,” Chilwell said.

“He installed a lot of confidence in me and told me how the system suits the way I play.

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“He seemed a really good guy you can talk to about stuff away from football.

“That’s very important for a young player, a manager you can get on with and talk to stuff about.

“He’s very keen on young players, you can see that since he’s been here.

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“Talking to him was a massive reason for me wanting to come.”

The deal for Chilwell was set to be a tough one, with Leicester City inside the Champions League spots all the way towards the end of the campaign.

However, when the Foxes dropped out of the top four and into the Europa League, so did the price tag for…