Dylan Williams? The versatile ‘explosive’ defender to solve Tuchel problem as Chelsea offer accepted

Thomas Tuchel is eager to bring in a new left-back to Chelsea, that is certainly no secret.

With Ben Chilwwell rupturing his cruciate ligament against Juventus, Marcos Alonso has been left as the Blues’ only first-team option in the area.

A host of names have been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge this month.

Lucas Digne, Layvin Kurzawa, Sergino Dest and even their very own Emerson Palmieri, but no deal has been pushed over the line.

But on Friday a new left-back was all but secured; although Derby County’s Dylan Williams is unlikely to be the solution sought after.

However, Wayne Rooney insisted that the decision to sell Williams was a personal one, and not one that was taken by administrators.

But how they secured him will not matter to Chelsea. The main factor is that a long-term wing-back solution may well have been secured.

Who is Dylan Williams?

According to Derby’s official website, Williams is cast from the same mould as Reece James and Chilwell, being described as ‘a versatile and explosive player’.

He only joined the Rams in the summer of 2020 and was thrust into the first-team for an FA Cup clash with Chorley after a Covid-19 outbreak ruled out nearly the entire squad.

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