Leicester City were beaten convincingly by Crystal Palace at the King Power Stadium yesterday, which has now resulted in Claude Puel being relieved of his duties.
The Foxes will be desperate to get back to winning ways as they take on Brighton and Hove Albion on Tuesday, but fans received some worrying news on the injury front recently, as according to BBC Leicester Sport, Claude Puel stated that he doesn’t know if Ben Chilwell will be fit in time to face the Seagulls prior to his departure.
CP on Ben Chilwell's chances of facing Brighton on Tuesday: I don't know if he will be fit. It depends whether he can train or not. It's not a serious injury but he could not be available for this game."
— BBC Leicester Sport (@BBCRLSport) February 23, 2019
Sadly, the Englishman missed yesterday’s Premier League defeat and there now looks to be doubts over his availability for the Foxes’ next fixture on Tuesday night, which will be sure to worry supporters.
Leicester City looked vulnerable at the back against the Eagles as they conceded four goals, so it’s clear to see that they missed having Chilwell in the side and could rue not having him back for Tuesday’s clash.
Ben Chilwell, who is valued at £22.5 million (by Transfermarkt), has established himself as one of the best full-backs in the Premier League in the current campaign, so the Foxes will be desperate to welcome him back as soon as possible.
Indeed, heading into Tuesday’s game without him could result in another loss, as they looked helpless against Palace.