Let’s be honest, the defence was a problem for Chelsea last season. Numerous experienced players failed to deliver consistent performances, and the club has suffered as a result. Chelsea conceded 56 goals in all competitions last season, owing to multiple lapses of concentration and errors in defence. So, it only makes sense that changes are made, and with left-back being among the weakest positions in defence, Chelsea should introduce youngster Jay Dasilva into the first-team mix.
After the lack of consistent performances from Marcos Alonso, Jay Dasilva would thrive in the left-back role, even if he was to play backup to either Emerson, who finished the campaign as the starting left-back.
According to the Evening Standard, Alonso is open to a move away from Chelsea, despite claims he is happy at the club. And after his shocking performances in defence, to move Alonso on wouldn’t harm the club as much as you’d think, even with the inability to sign players due to the clubs current transfer ban
Dasilva enjoyed a successful loan spell at Championship club Bristol City last season, making 32 appearances in all competitions. The 21-year-old started off slowly, either being benched or not making the squad full stop. However, he recovered to end the season as the clubs starting left-back. The experience is priceless in a league that many experts label as one of the most competitive in English football.
If his stint in the Championship isn’t enough to convince you of Dasilva’s talents, then praise from a Premier League legend will. As far back as 2015, Ian Wright tweeted out praise for Dasilva calling him ‘better than any left-back in the Premier League.’
With Trent Alexander-Arnold showing what good can come from being thrust into immediate first-team action, Dasilva can thrive in a similar fashion. The 21-year-old has the immeasurable talent proven after his successful excursions with Chelsea’s youth sides and Bristol City. With experienced star underperforming, Dasilva looks ready to make the step up in west London.