Ben Chilwell: King Power can be a fortress


Share this story

Full-back Ben Chilwell has called on Leicester to make the King Power Stadium a fortress following Sunday’s victory against a struggling Everton side.

The Foxes picked up three points under the tutelage of their new manager, Claude Puel, who was appointed late last week as Craig Shakespeare’s successor.

Puel didn’t have much time to work with the squad ahead of Sunday’s home clash with Everton and it’s likely assistant Michael Appleton played a big role in setting the team up.

Jamie Vardy and Demarai Gray both got on the scoresheet in the 2-0 victory, which has seen Leicester move up to 11th in the Premier League.

Leicester, who are priced at 12.00 to be relegated, have now won just two of their five league games at home this term, having also seen off Brighton, while they have lost twice and drawn once.

Chelsea and Liverpool are the two sides to have won at the King Power Stadium this season and Chilwell feels Sunday’s comfortable victory over the Toffees suggests that they can make their home ground a fortress.

Chilwell said: “On a personal note, I wanted to prove to him that I can do the job in left midfield as well as in defence.

It was a great win, especially at home in front of a crowd. “That’s something that we really want to build on, like we have done over the past few years.

We want to try and make this place a fortress and keep getting wins at home.”

Leave a comment