Chilwell and Luke shaw were named the left backs called for the three lions squad ahead of the Euro 2020 tournament but unfortunately Gareth Southgate used a Right back in their stead disregarding their exploits this season.
Ben Chilwell won the champions league with Chelsea being a starter in almost every game in the road to win the Trophy while Luke shaw on the other hand was Vital to helping Manchester United secure the second place in the league table and also helping Manchester United qualify for the Europa League final unfortunately they lost.
With their Stunning profiles this season it would have been normal if Southgate pick either of them to help the team cruise comfortably past Croatia although Southgate had his plans.
Why did Southgate start Tripper as Left back?
Trippier came into the Euro 2020 as a la Liga Champion where his team led by Deigo Simeone broke Fc Barcelona and Real Madrid dominance in the league as they won the league title with two points.
Southgate also needed someone who would do extra Defensively and the person in the squad that could do that perfectly was Tripper as he was coached in club level by a Defensive minded manager Deigo Simeone and we all saw Tripper world class performance in the left hand side.
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Truth be told neither Ben Chilwell or Luke shaw would have produced the Defensive balance tripper produced starting as left back in the match.
What did Chilwell say concerning him being benched vs Croatia
Gareth Southgate on Ben Chilwell missing out for England:
“It was just unfortunate.”
According to a tweet by Absolute chelsea.