Chelsea have completed the signing of Ben Chilwell who has joined from Leicester City on a five year deal.
The blues have been in the market looking for additions to help bolster their defence that was so shaky last season.
‘I am delighted to be joining Chelsea at this very exciting time for the club. I’m looking forward to being a part of this young, dynamic squad led by Frank Lampard as we challenge for honours next season. I can’t wait to get started and hopefully it won’t be long before we’re playing in front of the Chelsea fans at Stamford Bridge’ Chilwell said after sealing the move to the Bridge.
Chilwell is Chelsea’s third signing following the arrivals of Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner.
Chilwell is one of the most established and promising full-backs in the Premier League having made over 120 appearances for Leicester City since his debut as an 18-year-old back in October 2015.
An England international who likes to attack from left-back, contributing with assists and the occasional goal, Chilwell is equally adept at the defensive side of the game and has been a key figure in Leicester’s increasingly resilient rearguard in recent years.
In his most recent campaign at the King Power Stadium he featured on 33 occasions for Brendan Rodgers’ side, scoring three goals as the Foxes finished fifth.