Ben Chilwell compares Chelsea’s squad to Leicester City’s title winning team

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Ben Chilwell was a youngster when Leicester City surprised everyone to end up as champions of England in the 2015-16 season.

Chilwell didn’t play in that Foxes team, as he was still learning his trade as a youngster, but he was in and around the squad.

The 23-year-old has likened the confidence in the current Chelsea setup to what he noticed in the Leicester team under Claudio Ranieri.

“What I’m finding quite interesting is the confidence of the group. There doesn’t seem to be any drop off at any stage and hopefully, that will continue for the rest of the season because we have a great squad. The positive thing is we don’t get carried away,” Ben Chilwell told The Guardian.

“When we won the league with Leicester in 2016, when I was fortunate enough to be in the squad at 18 or 19 years old, what I found was that the boys were going into every game confident they were going to win.

“At the moment with Chelsea, that’s what the group feels like.

“When we go into matches we feel like we can’t really lose at the moment, which is a great thing to have as long as you work hard with it. I knew the expectations are to win titles and trophies. That’s the reason I wanted to come.

“I’m 23 years old and it was important to come to a club where hopefully I can win stuff. The manager makes sure the standards don’t slip. We all see how hard he works and it rubs off on us.”

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