Chelsea Sign Ben Chilwell From Leicester City

Chelsea have completed the second signing of England left back Ben Chilwell from Leicester City.

The 23-year-old has signed a five-year contract at Stanford Bridge.

Chelsea did not disclose the transfer fee but reports put the sum in the region of £50m pounds and takes the Blues’ summer spending well over one hundred million pounds.

On making the move to Stamford Bridge, Chilwell said: ‘I am delighted to be joining Chelsea at this very exciting time for the club.

“I’m looking forward to being a part of this young, dynamic squad led by Frank Lampard as we challenge for honours next season. I can’t wait to get started and hopefully it won’t be long before we’re playing in front of the Chelsea fans at Stamford Bridge.’’

Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia added: ‘’We are very pleased to have completed our third addition to our exciting squad for the coming season.

“Ben brings plenty of top-level experience playing in the Premier League, Champions League and at international level, despite his young age.

‘’We are confident Ben will adapt very quickly to being a Chelsea player and with the fixture programme for 2020/21 especially busy, he is a fantastic addition to the squad needed to challenge for honours.’’

The left back was identified as Chelsea boss Frank Lampard’s first choice for the position and is the third confirmed signing for the Blues in what has been a busy window.

He joins winger Hakim Ziyech who was signed from Ajax and Timo Werner who joined from RB Leipzig last month.

Chelsea are also expected to complete a club record transfer for 21-year-old German midfielder Kai Havertz from Bayer Leverkusen in the coming days with veteran defender Thiago Silva also expected to join on a free transfer.

Chilwell who has eleven caps for the Three Lions began his career at Leicester City and has made over 120 appearances for the Foxes since his debut as an 18-year-old back in October 2015.

In his most recent campaign at the King Power Stadium he featured on 33 occasions for Brendan Rodgers’ side, scoring three goals as the Foxes finished fifth.