Former Chelsea defender Frank Sinclair thinks that the club would be much better off targeting a left-back with existing Premier League experience instead of Alex Telles.
Former Chelsea defender Frank Sinclair has actually questioned the club’s transfer pursuit of Alex Telles due to issues that the Porto full-back might have a hard time to adjust to the Premier League.
The Blues are comprehended to have actually made Telles among their top summer targets, with the futures of Marcos Alonso and Emerson Palmieri both unsure and Leicester City‘s asking rate for Ben Chilwell thought about expensive.
The 27- year-old has actually been a key player for Porto this season, scoring 10 goals and developing 9 more from left-back, however Sinclair thinks that Frank Lampard would be much better off targeting players who currently have Premier League experience.
“Alex Telles is a good player, I like what I’ve seen of him but whether he has the ability to adapt to the Premier League is a different question. There is no other league like the Premier League, purely due to the competition in every game, week in, week out – there is no easy games,” Sinclair informed Genting Bet.
” That’s why I ‘d choose to see Chelsea sign tested players that have actually played in the Premier League prior to. You take a look at Emerson for instance, great player prior to pertaining to the Premier League however he hasn’t had the ability to lock down a position forChelsea It simply shows how challenging it is to adjust and to acclimatise to the Premier League.
” You ‘d anticipate Telles to be able to deal with the Premier League and succeed however it’s definitely not something that I consider given, that a player who is playing well abroad can simply be available in to the Premier League, struck the ground running and continue.
” There have actually been rumours about Chelsea finalizing Ben Chilwell– if you had actually asked me 6 months earlier, I would have stated that he was the perfect left back for Chelsea however his form has actually dipped towards to the back end of the season, which has actually made me question him.
“You have to remember, it is a massive difference being a player at Leicester City and Chelsea. At Chelsea, you have the expectation of winning games every week, winning titles and European Cup competitions.”
In all, Telles has actually signed up 52 assists and scored 21 goals of his own in 183 appearances for Porto.