Ben Chilwell injury update
There was one surprise in Leicester’s XI on Sunday at Chelsea in the Premier League.
Left-back Ben Chilwell missed out, while Christian Fuchs started the game instead.
After the match, manager Brendan Rodgers confirmed that Chilwell missed the trip to Stamford Bridge with a hip injury.
The Leicester manager said:
He had a hip injury during the week but we wanted to give him until the last moment.
It was too sore so Christian came in and was excellent having not featured much.
Ben’s had an injection and should be fine for next week.
Rodgers on Ben Chilwell: “He had a hip injury during the week but we wanted to give him until the last moment. It was too sore so Christian came in and was excellent having not featured much. Ben’s had an injection and should be fine for next week.”
— BBC Leicester Sport (@BBCRLSport) August 18, 2019
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
Sheffield United vs Leicester City
Next weekend, Sheffield United take on Leicester City at Bramall Lane.
The expectation is that Chilwell will return for the match against the Blades.
Flipping to Sheffield United – who beat Crystal Palace 1-0 in the league on Sunday – they are now sweating on the fitness of John Fleck (hamstring) and Callum Robinson (thigh).
Both players were subbed out of the Palace game with knocks.
After the match, manager Chris Wilder said:
Hopefully they’re not going to be bad ones from our point-of-view.
John got a whack to his hamstring, so hopefully that will be the case (precautionary).
Cal just tightened up but I thought he was excellent first half especially.
“Everyone played their part” 🤝
The Gaffer was delighted with the Bladesmen as they secured all three points at Bramall Lane 🔴 pic.twitter.com/479AZg5tgI
— Sheffield United (@SheffieldUnited) August 18, 2019
Chelsea 1 – Leicester 1
Leicester rallied from a terrible start at Stamford Bridge on Sunday to claim a draw.
A mistake from Wilfred Ndidi gifted Chelsea their goal, scored by youngster Mason Mount.
However, Ndidi redeemed himself in the second-half, as he crashed home a header from a James Maddison corner.
James Maddison vs Jeremy Clarkson
— James Maddison (@Madders10) August 18, 2019