Ben Chilwell admits he’s nervous ahead of FA Cup final game against former club Leicester

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Chelsea left-back Ben Chilwell has admitted he’s nervous ahead of facing his former club Leicester City in the final of the FA Cup.

Chilwell told MOTDx: “It’s probably the game I’m most nervous for of all the ones coming up.

“There’s a Champions League final, massive Premier League games to try to ensure that top four (finish), but the FA Cup against Leicester is the big one for me.

“We lost to them earlier in the season, which, 100 per cent for me, was the lowest point of the season.

“To play against them in the FA Cup final, there’s probably not been a game in my career that I want to win more.”

He continued: “Being at Leicester since I was 12 years old was probably the best thing for me.

“The staff were all very tough on the players in terms of getting the best out of them.

“We never had anything easy, we had to earn everything, which I think 100 per cent has put me in good stead.

“I went through a stage when I was 15, 16 where I didn’t really play at all. I was the last one to get my scholarship.

“All of the stuff at the time was difficult, but looking back, it shapes you so you are mentally stronger.”

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