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Ben Chilwell insists he has ‘unfinished business’ at Wembley as Chelsea defender targets Carabao Cup glory against Liverpool after losing three finals with the Blues



Ben Chilwell says he has unfinished business at Wembley after leading Chelsea into the Carabao Cup final.

Chilwell secured their place in next month’s showpiece with a 6-1 second leg hammering of Championship side Middlesbrough.

And left-back Chilwell, who was captain on the night against Boro, is determined to finally experience Wembley glory at the fourth attempt since he joined Chelsea in 2020.

He said: ‘It’s three finals we’ve lost [two FA Cups and one Carabao Cup] so 100 per cent there is unfinished business. I was, literally, five minutes ago talking to Thiago [Silva] in the shower and saying how we’ve got unfinished business at Wembley.

‘We want to go and win and, as a group, we need to make sure that we go and really enjoy the experience and soak it in. That’s equally important because there’s only a few of us who have won a trophy at Chelsea and it’s a club that demands trophies.’

Chilwell made his return to Chelsea’s starting side against Boro after a long-term hamstring injury, impressed in his 65-minute runout and revealed co-owner Behdad Eghbali ‘said it was good to have me back,’ during his usual post-match visit to the dressing room.

Chilwell added on his latest return from lengthy injury: ‘Every time I get injured I try and do more than the time before.

‘This time, two or three days after I got injured, it was straight back to fitness stuff so I didn’t lose any fitness. [Against Boro] physically I felt brilliant and mentally I feel good as well.

‘I’ve made sure I’ve been around the boys for the whole time I’ve been injured, involved in meetings.

‘I had a conversation with the manager a few days after I got injured and said “now that I’m injured and can’t help on the pitch, how do you want me to help away from it?”

‘It was more that leadership role, making sure that I’m in meetings, talking, helping the young boys because for a few of them it’s a big step to come to Chelsea and play in front of, rightfully so, demanding fans that want us to win because they are so used to that.’

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