Ashley Cole has opened up on his private conversation with new Chelsea left-back Ben Chilwell – branding the youngster “so enthusiastic”.
Chilwell, 23, has made a fine start to his Blues career since sealing a £50million move from Leicester in the summer.
The England international has registered two goals in his first 10 appearances for Frank Lampard’s side, with his latest coming in their Premier League clash with Sheffield United this evening.
After finalising his switch to west London, Chilwell sought out Cole for some priceless advice on how to become a success at Stamford Bridge.
Ben Chilwell has made a fine start to his Chelsea career, scoring his second goal for the club against Sheffield United on Saturday
And the legendary Chelsea left-back was left impressed by his hunger to “make it”.
“Defensively he’s been solid,” Cole said on Sky Sports ahead of the Blues’ showdown with Sheffield United. “He’s come into a side that was leaking goals with a lot of individual mistakes.
“Apart from Thiago Silva against West Brom the individual mistakes have been cut down.
After sealing his £50million move from Leicester, Chilwell met up with legendary Blues left-back Ashley Cole for some priceless advice
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“Chilwell, he can play in different areas of the pitch, he’s comfortable on the ball.
“I had a conversation with him and the first thing was ‘what do I need to make it at Chelsea’. He was so enthusiastic, he wanted to learn and he wanted to make it.
“We saw him at Leicester, that’s why Chelsea brought him and we’re seeing it now at Chelsea.”
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