The official matchday programme for next week’s Carabao Cup third round tie against Barnsley at Stamford Bridge is available to order now, featuring an exclusive interview with new arrival Ben Chilwell, who talks us through the unusual sporting journey that has taken him from Milton Keynes to SW6.
The England left-back signed from Leicester City this summer and, while an injury means he is still awaiting his chance to make his Chelsea debut, he couldn’t be more excited about the season ahead.
'The manager has said to me that the way I play suits this team perfectly,' he explains in a wide-ranging programme interview.
'I’m 23, I’m not at the age anymore where I’m happy just to be playing. I want to be in a team that wins things. When I come to the end of my career, I want to have won everything there is to win, and I think at this club we can do that.'
Chilwell explained how the new signings have bonded this summer over their shared ambition to help their new club win major honours in the years ahead.
'I was chatting to Hakim [Ziyech] about it and we were both saying, with the squad we have now, over the next few years we should be getting to cup finals and challenging for the league every year,' he says. 'I think that’s why we’ve both come here, because we’re both confident that can be the case.'
For more on Chilwell’s rise from budding cricketer to England international footballer, make sure you order your copy of the programme, which will be delivered directly to your door.
In addition to that, Frank Lampard and Cesar Azpilicueta discuss the significance of the Carabao Cup and the way they view the first available trophy in the English domestic season.
Plus, there’s all the latest from Chelsea Women, the development squad and the Under-18s, while Rick Glanvill reaches back to reveal the origins of our home for 115 years in our new regular historical feature, Brick by Brick: the story of the Bridge.
Be sure to get your copy, priced £3.50 (plus p&p), from the Reach Sport shop now, or subscribe to every programme for the 2020/21 season, across all competitions, for £80.