Watford 1-1 Leicester City: Marking Wonders Will Not Affect Ben Chilwell’s Chances To Move To Chelsea Or Manchester City
- Ben Chilwell of Leicester City has been linked to a move to Chelsea this year
- Left-back scored in love at first in Leicester’s 1-1 draw with Watford
- Craig Dawson then scored with a scissor kick to stop the game late at night
- Chilwell’s performance was criticized on social media before scoring
Brendan Rodgers was asked about the likelihood that Ben Chilwell would leave for Chelsea or Manchester City before the match during a conference with journalists held on Zoom.
At first, Rodgers offered a standard manager response: “All you can do is create an environment where players feel they can develop and enjoy their football.”
Then he made it intriguing: “But I also recognize that players can look far beyond Leicester City.”
Ben Chilwell scored a superb goal in Leicester’s 1-1 draw against Watford on Saturday
The English back have been repeatedly linked to a move to Chelsea or Manchester City
Then he backtracked, “But I never felt that with Ben.”
So do whatever you want with it, but after this strike, speculation will only intensify.
The first touch was exemplary. The second was explosive. Chilwell had endured a difficult afternoon against Ismaila Sarr of Watford, then he let go of his frustration in one fell swoop.
With a swing of his left foot, he beat a fine goalkeeper of Ben Foster in his upper corner.
But before this 90-minute banger, Chilwell fell under the microscope of social media.
Users went to Twitter to castigate its performance, claiming that it was overpriced and too expensive.
Chilwell (right) had a tough afternoon defending against crafty winger Ismaila Sarr (left)
Brendan Rodgers (second from right) said Chilwell (left) is not looking past Leicester now
Chilwell’s performance was criticized on social media before marking his end of wonder goal
It is true that 80 million pounds is a lot of money, and the winger of Watford Sarr had his number on occasion.
Sarr, doing his homework before this game, may have noticed these headlines and seemed determined to put this price tag to the test at Vicarage Road.
With a drop of the shoulder and an acceleration of the speed, he could sometimes overtake Chilwell.
But then the 23-year-old compensated.
The modern rear should contribute to the attack – they are essential to the way teams like Chelsea and City play – and Chilwell certainly did here.
The modern rear should attack and defend – and Chilwell is capable of both
It is capable of throwing a fine ball into the surface and, as evidenced, can trigger a lethal shot.
Chilwell will be aware of what he is interested in, even if journalists are not allowed to enter mixed areas to ask him where he sees his future.
The English international is alerted to social media, and responses to his messages are awash with fans saying everything from “welcome to Chelsea” to “Frank Lampard wants you”.
Rodgers said Leicester will treat any transfer saga the same way they treated interest in Harry Maguire last summer – but not necessarily with the same result.
Maguire eventually joined Manchester United for £ 80 million.
Scoring goals like these can do little to harm Chilwell’s chances of following for similar costs.