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Opinion: How Chilwell's Late Call Up May Affect His Chance Of Getting Into Chelsea Starting Lineup

Benjamin James Chilwell is an English professional footballer who plays as a left-back for both, Premier League club Chelsea and the England national team.

The Chelsea fullback, Chilwell, has received a late call-up to the England national team squad for their upcoming World Cup qualifying games. This happened as a result of injuries to a couple of defenders in the initial England squad.

It is saddening that, his late call-up to the England squad might have ruined his perfect opportunity for impressing Thomas Tuchel in training, especially now that his major competition for the left-back spot is away on international duties. It would have been better for him, if he is England starting left-back but he is unlikely to play any role for them.

It is quite obvious that, donning the England shirt is a dream of every English footballer, but not the case of Chilwell who might have been better off at Chelsea's Cobham training centre during the international break.

Remember the last time Ben Chilwell was named in an England squad was during the recently concluded European Championship and it was after the tournament that he lost his place in the Chelsea starting lineup. Unfortunately, Marcos Alonso worked hard to earn the trust of Thomas Tuchel in training while Chilwell was wasting time on the England bench during the European Championship.

In summary, the October international break would have been a great opportunity for Chilwell to work with the Chelsea coaching staff in training and possibly win back his spot in the starting lineup before the return of Marcos Alonso from international duties with the Spanish national team.

Ben Chilwell Photo [Curtsey]

Moreover, Chilwell has gradually composed himself and worked his way back into the plans of Tuchel, just after overcoming the shock of starting the season as a second choice left-back and has been remakably rewarded with an increase in playing time in the last couple of games.

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