Ashley Cole reveals what Ben Chilwell asked him before he completed Chelsea transfer

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The former Leicester man was part of Chelsea’s summer spending spree that topped £200million

Ashley Cole was undoubtedly one of the best left-backs in the world during his playing days.

The former Arsenal and Chelsea man established himself at the very top during a glittering 20-year career, so if there’s a man who knows a thing or two about full-backs it’s him.

The 39-year-old is now a regular on Sky Sports’ football coverage and, with England playing away in Belgium in the Nations League on Sunday night, Cole was asked about current Chelsea left-back Ben Chilwell.

Chilwell cost the Blues £50million in the summer – one of seven big-name signings at Stamford Bridge – and has settled in well.

And Cole has revealed that Chilwell spoke to him before completing his big-money move to west London from Leicester.

Cole said: “I think coming into a young team probably helped him, but from minute one, he was hungry to prove that he was good enough.

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