Chelsea’s defender Ben Chilwell has been speaking on is new role of playing a left wing back under Thomas Tuchel in the 3-4-2-1 formation.
The England international is also in competition with Spaniard Marcos Alonso as the game suit the left back also which has restricted the appearances of the former Everton man to 7 in 14 unbeaten.
Speaking to the media Chilwell said: “My whole career I’ve been more used to playing left-back than left wing-back, but the formation we are playing suits a lot of players and it’s working very well for us at the moment.
“If I want to play, then I have to adapt my game to be able to play left wing-back as well as left-back. I’m working hard in training, and coming into games I’m asking a lot of questions where I can be positionally to improve so I can get more opportunities to play in that role.
“When you’re playing wing-back you’re already a lot higher up the pitch, whereas at left-back you’re running on to things and using your speed to get up and down the pitch, which is my strength.
Chilwell further explain what it takes to play a left wing back as it is quite different from his usual left back.
“At left wing-back you’re predominantly in the attacking third, which I’ve had to adapt to.
“Against Sheffield United I got a dubious goal and an assist so on the attacking side of things I showed I can play there as well as left-back.
“On the other side of things, when you’ve got two or three good players in each position that have different strengths it makes everyone train harder. That creates a good buzz around the place.”