Ben Chilwell signs for Chelsea on five-year £45m contract

Ollie Irish

26th, August 2020

Just look at his face!

Ben Chilwell has done a Kante. The England left-back has joined Chelsea from Leicester City, for a £45m fee, and he’s “buzzing” about it. Just look at his lovely Love Island smile.

On paper this is a solid, much-needed acquisition by Chelsea, who are increasingly looking like a team that means business. They still need to address their goalkeeping problem (Kepa is plain bad – the man did not catch a single corner last season), but elsewhere their squad is looking like one that will easily contend for a top-four finish this coming season, and possibly more. If they can also complete deals for targets Kai Havertz and Thiago Silva, then Frank Lampard has a serious team on his hands.