New Chelsea signing Ben Chilwell has been backed to form an ‘extraordinary partnership’ with Christian Pulisic by former Blues star Pat Nevin.
The Blues spent £45million to bring Chilwell to Stamford Bridge and the 23-year-old became Chelsea’s third summer signing following the arrivals of Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner.
Nevin, who played nearly 200 games for Chelsea, has hailed the Chilwell signing and says he can thrive alongside Pulisic at Stamford Bridge.
USA international Pulisic impressed for Chelsea last season, helping the club secure qualification for the Champions League and reach the FA Cup final.
Nevin said: ‘At Chelsea will Ben Chilwell have an intelligent, skilful, pacy winger to work with who has a superb football brain?
‘One who has vision, can see a pass and crucially knows when to vacate the space for his mate hammering down the line on that left-hand side?
‘A player who on top of that is selfless and keen to build a partnership out there with one-twos, dummies and the ability to draw defenders to make space?
‘I may well have given something close to a perfect description of Christian Pulisic just there. That could be one extraordinary partnership if they click.
‘We have others who can play out there of course and a Callum Hudson-Odoi, Hakim Ziyech or Mason Mount linking up with Chilwell would be also be chilling concept for most Premier League defences.’
Former Scotland winger Nevin added: ‘There is the possibility of a good seven to ten years of service ahead at Stamford Bridge for our latest signing.
‘Chelsea fans the world over can now doubtless see what Frank’s signing strategy is and the club’s willingness to back him.
‘There may be no one in the stadium but the buzz is still palpable. These are exciting times to be a Blue.’
Chelsea bolstered Frank Lampard’s squad further on Friday with the signing of Thiago Silva on a free transfer.