Date: 30th October 2017 at 11:32am
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Young left back Ben Chilwell has been giving his thoughts on Leicester City’s victory over Everton at the weekend as he’s called on the team to really build on our home form so far this season.

Hosting Everton at the King Power Stadium for the game, goals from Jamie Vardy and Demarai Gray gave us all three points as we registered our third victory on the trot across all competitions, but having got 83 minutes under his belt in the game, Chilwell’s focus was on further improving our home form this year.

Speaking to lcfc.com he was pleased with the start on the day and delighted with all three points.

‘It was nice to get the start. The manager showed confidence in me to start me in the first game which I was delighted. 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.’

Reflecting on the performance, he also felt he performed well, as did England Under 21 colleague Gray on the day.

‘We always seem to play together, whether it`s him in front of me or today when we`re both on the wing. We`ve known each other for a few years and we`ve played together and we were both just happy to get the start today. We said to each other before the game just play how we play and be confident to try and secure our places in the team.’

With six appearances to his name this year, Chilwell also spoke about enjoying a more advanced role in the game.

‘I don`t think I`ve actually played left wing before so high up the pitch since I was about 10 or 11 years-old. It was something new, but obviously if I want to be playing there, then I`ve got to do a job there. I thought I did okay, but the important thing is that the team won. We got a clean sheet which is good, not just for the back four, but for the whole team too and we scored two good goals.’

He went on to say about the overall performance on the day.

‘We showed how could we can be on the counter attack so Claude has some in and said to us be solid in defence and then break how you have done. He`s seen how we can break so quickly so he`s really tried to drum that into us. The first goal was a great example of that. The second goal was maybe a bit lucky. We were high up the pitch and creating chances and we deserved the second goal. The way it came didn`t really bother us at all. The 2-0 lead going into half-time was massive. Going into the second half, if a team was going to score it was going to be us, but we didn`t have to. The clean sheet was important and the team defended well.’

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