Leicester City travel to Wolverhampton to play Wolves on Friday evening in the Premier League. There has been some bad news for Ben Chilwell ahead of the clash.
For a section of the past fortnight, the Leicester City squad have been relaxing and resting as their manager Brendan Rodgers allowed them about a week of personal holiday. Many went abroad with friends and family and some probably stayed at home for a cosy one.
Up next for the Foxes is a trip to Wolverhampton to meet the impressive Wanderers. Nuno Espirito Santo’s quality collective is actually as daunting a task as any to face away – Liverpool excluded. Therefore Rodgers’ men must be on top form. Sadly for full-back Ben Chilwell, he may have a mammoth job on his hands.
Leicester City’s Ben Chilwell v Adama Traore
Chilwell is a prized and celebrated asset of the East Midlands outfit. That fact is undeniable. He is one of the best players on the roster without doubt: having come on ‘leaps and bounds’ in the summer of 2018.
In fact, the then England Under-21 Young Lion undertook his own intense training regime that off-season. Consequently consolidating his status in the left-back role for the senior Leicester side – and remarkably quickly, at full international level.
All in all Chilwell was brilliant last campaign, the difficult ‘second album’, or season in this case, proved to be a little more hard to produce for the 23-year-old.
No, the defender hasn’t been poor at all this term. But some fans began to call out his mildly lacklustre defending on occasion, along with a reduced number of goal involvements as well as a general lack of ideas in advanced positions.
Facing Wolves’ outstanding, transformed right-winger – Chilwell’s direct opponent – Adama Traore couldn’t come at a worse time for the No.3. Although prospectively keeping the former Barcelona man in his proverbial pocket could boost the Fox’s confidence. Harvey Barnes being ahead of him most likely means minimal cover, too.
Adama Traore’s status
Though Traore was carrying a knock, he is available once more. This is what it says on the West Midlands club’s official website, www.wolves.co.uk, about the Spaniard:
Adama Traore has been passed fit by the head coach, who insists his group is now fully refreshed and ready to kick-on after a positive warm-weather training camp in Marbella.