Ben Chilwell believes Chelsea’s new-look aspect at the moment are a ‘very sturdy’ defensive outfit following the Blues’ uncommon clear sheet of their Champions League draw with Sevilla.
The England left-back has loved a formidable begin to life at Stamford Bridge and he shined once more within the Group E stalemate on Tuesday night.
Brazil veteran Thiago Silva and fit-again goalkeeper Edouard Mendy solidified Chelsea’s rearguard as Frank Lampard’s aspect tightened up following Saturday’s turbulent 3-Three Premier League draw with Southampton.
Lampard’s Chelsea had leaked 63 objectives in 43 matches earlier than Tuesday’s shut-out – the worst return of any Blues boss.
However £45million summer time recruit Chilwell is assured the west London membership have the personnel and the credentials to plug these gaps.
“I believe we confirmed that defensively we’re a really sturdy outfit,” Chilwell advised Chelsea’s web site.
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“They’re top-of-the-line groups in Europe and to get a clear sheet in opposition to an excellent attacking aspect was constructive.
“We didn’t give them numerous possibilities. It might have been good to get a win at residence however we’ll take the draw and a clear sheet.
“I believe the necessary factor there was the clear sheet. We knew individuals could be taking a look at us after conceding three objectives on the weekend and defensively as a workforce we had been strong in opposition to an excellent workforce.
“We’re a high workforce and once you’re enjoying for Chelsea you count on clear sheets and in case you’re conceding numerous objectives you’re going to get criticism as a high workforce.
“So for us it was necessary that we hold working exhausting on the coaching pitch.”
Boss Lampard hailed Brazil defender Silva’s calming affect on his again line, admitting he’ll handle the 36-year-old fastidiously to maintain him recent this time period.
“Thiago Silva was excellent; he introduced each high quality and expertise as we hoped and he impacts others round him,” Lampard stated.
“He was a giant plus and a component in retaining the clear sheet.
“I’ll handle his workload this season. I’ve a really shut relationship with him already and I bear in mind being in that place in direction of the back-end of my profession so I can be very conscious of his upkeep and coaching and recreation choice, to attempt to have him at his optimum.”