Ben Chilwell came on for the final few minutes against Zenit St Petersburg last night, his first appearance of the season.
He was last season’s clear first choice at left back, so it was widely expected he would be starting as soon as he was fit.
Marcos Alonso played the Super Cup while Chilwell was barely back from holidays, and the Spaniard has held the spot since then.
After 6 games of the new season, Chilwell has featured for a few minutes in one of them.
Some Chelsea fans are starting to question the situation, but The Metro had Ally McCoist on board to explain things:
“Listen, I think Chilwell is a great player, absolutely a great player, but I don’t think any player has got a divine right to be picked,” the former Scotland international explained.
“I think the manager is exercising his right his right to pick the team he thinks. And they’ve had some start, so he’s been proved right.”
We agree with Ally. It’s certainly strange that Chilwell hasn’t been rotated in yet, but that is Tuchel’s decision, and as it stands we’re winning almost every game and look great.
Chilly’s chance will come.