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Chambers - I prefer it as a centre back

Calum Chambers

Calum Chambers says he feels more comfortable playing as a centre half than at right back.

The 19-year-old has impressed at the heart of the defence since his arrival at the club from Southampton, where he had made his name as a full back.

Chambers, who can also play as a defensive midfielder, has been pleased with his progress and feels that centre back is the position that best suits his qualities.

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“I feel like I read the game better there,” he told the official matchday programme. “I feel more assured in myself there, which is helpful.

“I played at centre back when I was with Southampton Under-16s and then a couple more times for England Under-19s. I have felt a bit more comfortable at centre back in every game I’ve played there.

“I feel that right back can be more demanding physically, because you have to get up and down the pitch more. But it’s hard in every position. You’ve got to be focused throughout the whole game wherever you play.

“Last year I thought that right back was my position but I’ve started playing at centre back this year, which has made me wonder if that will be my position. Time will tell, but at the moment I’m enjoying it at centre half.

“I can play in holding midfield as well so I might end up having a go at that too!”

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