There once was a time when full-backs were viewed as a peripheral position; often labelled as defenders who weren’t strong enough to play centrally, or as wingers who didn’t possess the flair required to play further forward. As football has evolved and tactics refined, wingers have turned to inside forwards and strikers have transformed into false nines. Full-backs have now, over time, become one of the most important and impactful positions on the pitch in modern football.
In this scout Report, we provide a tactical analysis of Ben Chilwell, using statistics to analyse how he ranks amongst Europe’s elite. We provide an analysis of his key attributes and where he needs to improve to become one of the worlds best.
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