Ashley Cole recommends Chelsea to sign Ben Chilwell from Leicester City

Chelsea legend Ashley Cole has advised his former club to look into a deal for Ben Chilwell from Leicester City next month. The Blues have stuttered in the Premier League since returning from the international break last month and they are currently holding a slender three-point advantage over Tottenham Hotspur in the race for the final Champions League spot.

As a result, there has been much speculation that the Blues could go on a spending spree in the New Year particularly with the club managing to win their appeal against the transfer ban. Speaking on TalkSPORT, Cole has recommended the Blues to land the signature of Chilwell from the Foxes but he is unsure whether his former side can strike a mid-season deal with the east Midlands outfit.

He told: “I would love to see him at Chelsea. He’s doing. I would love to see him at Chelsea. He’s doing really, really well at Leicester. He’s enjoying the way Brendan plays and his system; he’s got that licence to attack. I think he’s quality and I’ve heard he’s a Chelsea fan, too, so I would like to see him here. Whether he would want to leave, or if Leicester would want to sell him, that’s something the clubs would have to talk about.”

The Capital outfit have managed just three points from the past five league matches but they are still holding onto the fourth spot after a bright beginning to the campaign. However, they may not be able to maintain the place with the current run of form, particularly with the likes of Tottenham and Manchester United right behind their shoulders.

For the forthcoming weekend, the Blues have an away London derby at Tottenham and the game presents another difficult challenge. Spurs have revived their fortunes under former Chelsea boss Mourinho with four wins from the past five league games and the Portuguese would surely want to extend the good form at the expense of his ex-employers.