Chelsea fans laud Ben Chilwell despite defeat to Aston Villa
Chelsea were beaten 2-1 by Aston Villa on Sunday as Thomas Tuchel’s men scraped into next season’s Champions League. Afterwards, the fan base did reserve some praise for Ben Chilwell.
It was the former Leicester City man who scored the goal which got Chelsea back into the contest, although goals from Bertrand Traore and Anwar El-Ghazi but Tuchel’s men to the sword.
Fortunately for Chelsea, Leicester were beaten at home by Tottenham which meant joy for the Blues who will now play in the Champions League next season – even if they don’t lift the trophy on Saturday.
Chilwell swapped the King Power Stadium for Stamford Bridge last summer, costing the Blues £45 million. In his maiden campaign at the club, he’s made 41 appearances and helped Chelsea reach two finals.
Following a pretty disappointing day for Chelsea yesterday, supporters did at least have some praise for the left-back. His goal did provide the catalyst for a comeback, although they ultimately fell short.
That didn’t stop supporters taking to Twitter to praise the performance of Chiwell, however. Here is what they had to say about the England star’s performance at Villa Park.
Chilwell by far our best player the only guy who actually showed any guts, my respect for him has risen like mad
— 🇰🇿 (@branojr) May 23, 2021
He is relentless and doesn't loose his composure, fantastic player considering he is a defender who has a phenomenal output in the final third.
— ²² (@ZiyechStuff) May 23, 2021
He was sensational
— CP10™️ (@Pulisic_SZN) May 23, 2021
Things we learned today:
•Ben Chilwell is an absolute baller
•Reece James is a better midfielder than Jorginho
•Mateo Kovacic is definitely not match fit
•Havertz was great
•Chelsea need to practice finishing all week
•VAR is against Chelsea but karma isn't#CFC | #AVLCHE
— ChelseaFCBlogs (@ChelseaFCBlogs_) May 23, 2021
Unsung hero for me is Chilwell, underrated player that as of late has constantly performed at a high level and is without doubt one of the first names on the team sheet. Good going forward as well as back to with a proper engine on him. 👏🏼 pic.twitter.com/gKR6dvDnXC
— The Chelsea Chaps (@chelseachaps) May 23, 2021
He was class. Solid defensively and our only threat going forward.
— Mohammad Junaid (@Mohamma68873770) May 23, 2021