Tony Cascarino has backed Chelsea’s transfer to signal ‘sensible’ Lewis Dunk – however has reservations about Ben Chilwell.
The Blues are working onerous to make defensive additions this summer time, having already made two large attacking signings within the switch window.
Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner have each arrived at Stamford Bridge, whereas Bayer Leverkusen famous person Kai Havertz might additionally are available in.
Now, supervisor Lampard has began to give attention to fixing his aspect’s defensive points, after they conceded 54 objectives within the Premier League in 2019/20.
It’s been reported Chelsea are slowly getting nearer to agreeing a deal to land £80million-rated Leicester left-back Chilwell, whereas contemporary stories counsel Brighton centre-back Lewis Dunk might head to west London for £40m.
Chilwell’s potential arrival, although, hasn’t fairly captured Cascarino’s creativeness as he has considerations in regards to the England star’s defensive capability.
He instructed the Weekend Sports activities Breakfast: “Chilwell is an excellent participant, an excellent footballer however I don’t suppose he’s the best defender, as a left-back, which kind of ticks just a few bins that Chelsea are already struggling with, with [Marcos] Alonso at left-back. He’s in all probability fairly responsible of being much better going a method than the opposite. Additionally Emerson.
“It’s some huge cash. I watched him in opposition to Watford [a 1-1 draw in June] and Ismaila Sarr completely ran him ragged. I used to be fairly shocked how simply he acquired the higher of Chilwell on the day.
“He’s a superb footballer and he’s excellent creatively going ahead. I simply suppose it’s an enormous value for somebody.
“I feel Chelsea want, in each positions, actually good full-backs who can do the defensive work duties rather well.
“Reece James is a superb right-back. You may play him in a 5 and push him on whenever you need an attacking minded sport however Chelsea leak too many objectives and their full-backs are very pivotal to the way in which they play.
“There are numerous instances in video games that their full-backs are being uncovered and exploited they usually’re paying the value.”
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Cascarino, although, would welcome Chelsea doing a deal for Brighton’s £40m-rated defender Dunk.
“He’s not only a brute that wins headers. He’s a wonderful footballer,” he remarked in regards to the 28-year-old.
“Should you mentioned to me, of the underside half of the desk who I feel is the easiest centre-half, I feel it’s him.
“His consistency over quite a few seasons has been sensible. His partnership with [Shane] Duffy was distinctive.
“He’s moved from a two to a 3 and he’s finished rather well within the three as effectively.
“[Brighton] are a aspect who’ve modified their backline so he’s able to taking part in not solely in a back-four however a back-five, so I feel Dunk is effectively succesful and I feel h may have that transfer and due to his stage of efficiency I feel he’s owed an opportunity to play for a top-six membership as a result of he’s ok.”