Ben Chilwell

Chilwell: Flank Play Can Be Key For City

A delighted Ben Chilwell says Leicester City's full-backs will continue trying to combine attacking and defensive duties following his goalscoring feat in Saturday's 2-2 draw with Chelsea.
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- Ben Chilwell reflects on Leicester City's 2-2 draw with Chelsea at King Power Stadium
- The England left-back scored his third goal for the Club
- Chilwell says City showed a 'good attitude' to hit back after Chelsea's opener 
- Enterprising play from the full-backs can be useful for Leicester, says Chilwell

Antonio Rüdiger's headed finish put the Blues ahead just after half-time at King Power Stadium, before a deflected Harvey Barnes effort restored parity on the scoresheet.

City were in the ascendancy and deservedly went in front on Filbert Way through Chilwell's composed finish, only for another Rüdiger header to earn a share of the spoils for Chelsea.

It's a result which leaves Leicester third in the Premier League, three points behind Manchester City and eight above Frank Lampard's Blues with 13 top-flight fixtures still to play.

Speaking to LCFC TV at full-time, England left-back Chilwell admitted that City were disappointed not to secure victory, but backed them to address the issues which held them back.

It’s against a good Chelsea side, and if you can’t win the game, make sure you don’t lose it.

Ben Chilwell LCFC TV

"Going 1-0 down was disappointing, especially in the manner that we went 1-0 down," he said at full-time, after scoring his third goal in a Foxes shirt on Saturday afternoon.

"In the second half, we weren’t as on it as we need to be. After we went 1-0 down, we showed a good attitude to get ourselves back into the game.

"Then, we took the lead, and after that, we were on top for the next five or 10 minutes playing well.

"The fans were behind us and it seemed like we were going to be the team that won the game, but then again, it was another goal that we were not happy with.

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Goals: Leicester City 2 Chelsea 2

Watch the goals from King Power Stadium where the Foxes hosted Chelsea in the Premier League.

"Then, it’s 2-2. The performance was good overall, but we’re disappointed not to win the game."

While Chilwell was pleased with Leicester's swift response to going behind, the 23-year-old says they must become better at ensuring it doesn't happen in the first place. 

"All season we’ve showed that if we’ve gone a goal down it’s given us the push, but we can’t let going a goal down to give us that push to then play well," he added.

"It should be from the off, coming out in the second half, shutting up and getting the first goal. It’s disappointing that we’ve not got the win today.

Me and Ricky like to be able to do both, and the manager wants us to do both. It’s something that we work on defensively, but attacking as well is something that we’ve got to bring to the game.

Ben Chilwell LCFC TV

"It’s against a good Chelsea side, and if you can’t win the game, make sure you don’t lose it.

Chilwell's enterprising style of play on the left flank was a useful tool for City at several points, leading to his second strike of 2019/20, and he hopes to continue influencing games.

Discussing the nature of full-backs playing an attacking role, he continued, "I’ve just got a bit of stick in the changing room, everyone’s saying it came off my heel! It’s nice to get a goal.

"The manager’s always saying he wants me and Ricky (Ricardo Pereira) to contribute with more goals, so it’s nice to get a goal today.

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Rodgers: We Kept Going

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers reflects on Saturday's 2-2 draw with Chelsea at King Power Stadium in the Premier League.

"Overall, we want to take the three points and push on. That’s the most important thing – to get the three points.

"Full-backs in today’s game, you have to be able to defend well, but you’ve got to get up the pitch and attack as well.

"Me and Ricky like to be able to do both, and the manager wants us to do both. It’s something that we work on defensively, but attacking as well is something that we’ve got to bring to the game."

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