Chelsea star Ben Chilwell has admitted he is still getting used to his new, more advanced role under Mauricio Pochettino.
The 26-year-old has spent much of his Blues career in defence, either as a left-back or left-back.
However, Chilwell has so far operated higher up the pitch in a left-winger role with Pochettino at the helm, much to the surprise of fans.
He assisted Axel Disasi for Chelsea’s goal in the 1-1 draw with Liverpool on the opening weekend of the season.
Chilwell has yet to make his contribution since then, but says he is still getting to grips with such a position.
Speaking exclusively to talkSPORT, he said: “I mean, it’s something new, but the manager trusted me to play there so I’m just trying to repay that trust.
“I’m still learning as I go, I was used to playing left-back and before that left-back, so it’s a bit higher up the pitch. When I play that high on the pitch I expect the pressure that is on me to contribute to the goals.
“Of course it’s something I’ll try to work on and improve in the next games for Chelsea, to have that goal threat, to shoot instead of pass the ball.
“It’s something that’s new for me, it’s obviously new for Levi (Colwill) too, but we’re both taking it in our stride and we’re happy to play.”
Pochettino’s side have won only once in the Premier League so far this season, a 3-0 victory against newcomers Luton Town.
Their last result before the international break was a shock 1-0 home defeat to Nottingham Forest, a game that saw Chelsea go 21 shots in vain.
After earning four points in their first four games, the Blues sit in 12th place in the table, the position they finished in last season.
Chilwell has started all of his league matches so far but is now turning to international duty with England, who face Ukraine and Scotland this month.
The Three Lions take on Ukraine in their next Euro 2024 qualifier on Saturday, live on talkSPORT.
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