Chelsea's new signing Ben Chilwell has question marks over his defensive capabilities, according to Premier League commentator Ian Darke. Chilwell completed a £50million move to Chelsea from Leicester City on Wednesday.
Darke is a fan of Chilwell but he does not think it will solve the issues Chelsea had at the back in Lampard's first season in charge.
"Probably [good business], yeah," Darke said of Chilwell on ESPN FC. "I think there are one or two people who are good judges who have got reservations about Chilwell as a defender.
"He's obviously very good going forward, he is England's No 1 left-back at the moment, but is he as good doing the defensive side of the job? And that's where Chelsea have had their problems this past season because a lot of their games were like basketball games. They looked like scoring but they always looked like conceding.
"Maybe the more important signing, which is imminent, is Thiago Silva, even though he's 35. He might give a bit of solidity to that defence. But yeah, by current valuations, £50m for Chilwell is probably decent business."
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