Ben Chilwell is one of FOUR Chelsea stars selected for their Premier League 2 clash with Fulham

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Ben Chilwell will be featured in Chelsea’s Premier League 2 clash with Fulham as the Blues name FOUR stars in their development squad… after Thomas Tuchel claimed early in the season the England left-back lacked ‘rhythm and intensity’

  • Ben Chilwell is one of four senior players named in Chelsea’s development side
  • They take on Fulham in a West London derby in the Premier League 2 competition
  • He is joined by Trevoh Chalobah, Ethan Ampadu and Carney Chukwuemeka
  • Thomas Tuchel thinks he is not ready for Premier League after a long injury

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Ben Chilwell has been named in a Premier League 2 Chelsea XI to face Fulham in Kingsmeadow on Wednesday night, along with three of his senior team-mates.

Chilwell will be joined by fellow defenders Ethan Ampadu and Trevoh Chalobah, and Carney Chukwuemeka in midfield will face Fulham’s development side in the summer as he stays fit after a long injury-free spell.

Tuchel previously claimed that his left-back is not yet ready for the intensity of the Premier League and his place in the starting line-up has been temporarily taken by Marc Cucurella.

Ben Chilwell was named in a Premier League 2 XI to play against Fulham alongside three senior stars

Ben Chilwell was named in a Premier League 2 XI to play against Fulham alongside three senior stars

Defensive team-mate Trevoh Chalobah will also be in attendance, despite impressing last season

Defensive team-mate Trevoh Chalobah will also be in attendance, despite impressing last season

Defensive team-mate Trevoh Chalobah will also be in attendance, despite impressing last season

Thomas Tuchel doesn't believe Chilwell is ready for the Premier League

Thomas Tuchel doesn't believe Chilwell is ready for the Premier League

Thomas Tuchel doesn’t believe Chilwell is ready for the Premier League

Tuchel told SkySports: “He is a very intelligent player, he makes good choices, is very safe on the ball and plays through the lines, very calm.

“I feel like he has a little more feel for the rhythm and intensity of matches than Ben at the moment.

“We keep Ben Chilwell for substitutions because he’s a fast runner, an intense runner.

“But after his long injury, I think he lacks a bit of rhythm and feeling for the games. That’s why we’re going for Cucu today.’

And while the German manager revealed he is not interested in actively selling any of his players, he admitted that no player’s position is safe at Stamford Bridge and he has demanded his fringe players work harder to get back. to return to the field.

Among them are Conor Gallagher, Christian Pulisic and Callum Hudson-Odoi, all of whom have been linked with moves to Newcastle.

Carney Chukwuemeka has yet to appear in match day senior team

Carney Chukwuemeka has yet to appear in match day senior team

Ethan Ampadu has been loaned out from the club several times

Ethan Ampadu has been loaned out from the club several times

Carney Chukwuemeka is also on the team with both still to be seen for the seniors this season

Callum Hudson-Odoi was part of Chelsea's pre-season trip to America this summer

Callum Hudson-Odoi was part of Chelsea's pre-season trip to America this summer

Callum Hudson-Odoi was part of Chelsea’s pre-season trip to America this summer

Hudson-Odoi was an unused substitute in Sunday’s fiery draw with Tottenham after completely missing out on selection for the Blues opener against Everton. .

In addition to a move to the Magpies, the England international has been linked with moves to Leicester and Borussia Dortmund this summer, while looking for minutes elsewhere.

But Tuchel believes the arrival of Raheem Sterling from Manchester City could have a positive impact on Hudson-Odoi, saying: “It’s a very, very normal situation and development when after some great training in the beginning, there’s a little dip in his shape and freshness he suffers.

Callum is the same. He had a long-term injury and problems that had to be overcome in the long run.

The talented winger is targeting a move from Stamford Bridge this summer

The talented winger is targeting a move from Stamford Bridge this summer

The talented winger is targeting a move from Stamford Bridge this summer

‘That bothered him. I think he still has a way to go to live up to his potential.

“His potential is enormous. I think having Raheem can give him an extra boost to stand up and see what it takes in these kinds of positions to reach the levels he can honestly reach.

“But right now he is our player and he has to fight, fight, fight. I have nothing more to say.’

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