Ben Chilwell gives verdict on new signing Marc Cucurella

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Chelsea paid a massive £63m to sign Marc Cucurella from Brighton.

Chelsea beat competition from Manchester City for the signing of the Spain international.

Ben Chilwell has been Thomas Tuchel’s first choice in the left wing-back position, but a long-term injury made him miss much of last season.

Chilwell started the season opener against Brighton, but didn’t look match sharp enough in his position.

Speaking about the signing of Cucurella, Chilwell welcomed the signing, as he said that the competition will help the squad.

Asked about Cucurella’s arrival at Stamford Bridge, Chilwell said: “We’re at Chelsea so there’s going to be a lot of good players here.

“Competition for places is going to be fierce and obviously we’re going to push each other the same as everyone else in the team.”

Chilwell also hailed the performance of all debutants as the trio of Raheem Sterling, Kalidou Koulibaly and Cucurella all did well on their Chelsea debut.

“They all did really well,” Chilwell added after Chelsea’s 1-0 win at Goodison Park.

“They impacted the game really positively so we’re very happy to have all of them.

“They’re going to help us a lot this season because they’re three really good signings.”