Ben Chilwell

We Continue To Work Hard, Says Chilwell

Leicester City's hard-working mentality in training is a key factor behind their exciting start to the 2019/20 season, says England left-back Ben Chilwell.
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- Ben Chilwell previews Leicester City's trip to face Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday (3pm BST kick-off)
- The Reds currently top the Premier League standings having won all seven of their fixtures
- Brendan Rodgers' Foxes, meanwhile, are just two places behind the European champions in third position
- Chilwell is confident that City's emphasis on hard work will serve them well over the season

Following last Sunday's brilliant 5-0 success over Newcastle United, the Club's biggest-ever Premier League victory, the Foxes are currently sat third in the table.

Saturday's visit to Anfield to tackle Liverpool is set to be one of City's biggest tests of the campaign so far, but Chilwell, 22, says Leicester approach the fixture with confidence.

"It is an opportunity for us to go to one of the best stadiums and one of the best teams in the country – if not the best at the moment – and hopefully try and get a win," he said this week.

"For us, it’s no pressure, we’re going to go there to try and play our game and try to get a win. Coming off the back of a 5-0 win, confidence is very high at the Club at the moment."

We’ve made sure that we’ve trained very hard, but after winning 5-0, it wasn’t a case of relaxing, and the manager makes sure we keep training hard.

Ben Chilwell

With a commitment to working hard in training and with the tactical insight of manager Brendan Rodgers, Chilwell insists the Foxes believe they can continue their fine form on Merseyside.

Following the opening seven games of the league season, City have won four, drawn two and lost just one, culminating in Sunday's thrilling outing against the Magpies.

"We’ve made sure that we’ve trained very hard, but after winning 5-0, it wasn’t a case of relaxing, and the manager makes sure we keep training hard," the Academy graduate continued.

"He came into the changing room after Newcastle and obviously he’s very happy, but he doesn’t really show it to us, and he said we have a lot of work still to do.

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Goals: Leicester City 5 Newcastle United 0

Watch all the goals from the Foxes' 5-0 victory over the Magpies at King Power Stadium.

"The manager tells us areas that he knows we can improve on and we were back in at the training ground, working on those things.

"He knows the things we have to do to improve to be a top team. While he was at Liverpool, they were a top team, so he knows the things we have to improve on.

"That gives us confidence that we’ve got a manager who knows how to take us in that direction."

Following another week at Belvoir Drive, Chilwell expanded on how the positive atmosphere at the Club's training ground can be a source of strength which the Foxes will use to spur them on.

Obviously, because we’re doing well, training is competitive and everyone is trying to get into the team and it’s a good place to be.

Ben Chilwell

"We’re not looking at actual targets this season, hopefully we can continue to play well every week and keep improving, training hard, and staying grounded," he added.

"It’s very exciting. The whole mentality around the training ground... the staff, everyone is happy and enjoying training.

"Obviously, because we’re doing well, training is competitive and everyone is trying to get into the team and it’s a good place to be.

"We’re training hard and then going into games on the weekends, like Newcastle... it was a great performance, and it gives us massive confidence going to Liverpool."

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