Leicester City got their second point on the board yesterday when the Foxes left Stamford Bridge with a point after a well-fought 1-1 draw. However, they had to do so without the injured Ben Chilwell, who took to Twitter before the game to say that he’d be back soon.
Good luck to the lads today @LCFC ! Gutted i wont be out there helping the team, but i’ll be back soon
— Ben Chilwell (@BenChilwell) August 18, 2019
The young England international defender’s absence meant that it was a return to the starting eleven for Christian Fuchs, the Austrian defender who was the club’s first-choice left-back during their title-winning 2015/16 season.
Without Chilwell, Brendan Rodgers’ side still managed to secure an impressive 1-1 draw away at Stamford Bridge, but having the young defender back in the side will be a big boost. Indeed, last season saw the defender contribute four assists, as well as averaging 1.5 tackles, 3.6 clearances and 1.1 interceptions per game, WhoScored.
You can read the Foxes’ calls for a speedy recovery from Chilwell here:
— KRseok (@RseokK) August 18, 2019
Hope you’re back soon. On the positive side, you won’t have the fickles out on your case today or you might still
— bluefox_lcfc (@BlueFox_LCFC) August 18, 2019
All the best Ben
— Micky S (@lcfcfox1884) August 18, 2019
back next week
— onlyzilla (@eddyonlyzilla) August 18, 2019
— Rishi Madlani (@RishiMadlani) August 18, 2019
Little knock fella? As long as you’re back for Sheff United next week x
— Brandon (@Dawson19Brandon) August 18, 2019
Hope you’re back fighting fit soon
— Michele Davies (@michele4foxes) August 18, 2019
The Leicester fans, as you can see, will be keen for Chilwell to return against Sheffield United next weekend as they continue to chase their first win of the season.
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