Chelsea currently need strengthening in the left-back position as Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has had to try out club skipper Cesar Azpilicueta in that position.

Former Blue Frank Sinclair has urged Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich to go out and spend £80m on Leicester City left-back Ben Chilwell in order to solve the team’s problem at left-back, with Marcos Alonso out of form and Emerson Palmieri a bit inconsistent.

Chelsea hero Sinclair told the Daily Star: “For me the obvious player is Ben Chilwell, although Brendan Rodgers won’t want to lose him.

“Obviously Frank chopped and changed at left-back. In recent games Cesar Azpilicueta has played out there, which he did in a title winning side for Chelsea.

“But his strengths are at right-back and the left-back issues clearly need resolving. Chilwell is a full international and in the top two or three English full backs in the country.

“He’s in great form, but whether Leicester will sell him is very debatable. Roman Abramovich would need to splash out at least £70m or £80m to bring him in.

“And, given his own uncertainty with the football club, I don’t think he’s ready to do that.”