English Premiership

Chilwell excited to continue Leicester journey

2018-10-22 09:02
Ben Chilwell
Ben Chilwell (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Ben Chilwell is looking forward to being part of Leicester's long-term plans after signing a new deal through to 2024 at the King Power Stadium.

The 21-year-old left-back graduated to the first team in 2015 and made his senior debut against Hull in the EFL Cup but played no part in their maiden Premier League title-winning season.

Chilwell eventually made his top-flight bow the following campaign in a 2-0 defeat to Everton and has gone on to become a key player for the Foxes.

His performances for Claude Puel's side led to a first England cap last month, when the young defender came on as a second-half substitute against Switzerland, made even more special by the fact that it came in front of his own fans.

Chilwell has started all eight league games for the East Midlands outfit this term and is relishing the challenges ahead after being handed a three-year contract extension.

"Leicester's always felt like the right place for me. I've had fantastic support at every level since I arrived nine years ago, and I've always felt opportunities would come if I continued to work hard," he told the club's official website.

"That's a great feeling to have as a young player. The club has really big, long-term plans and it's really exciting to know that I'm going to be part of that.

"We've got a great squad with quite a youthful core so there's a real opportunity for us to push on and achieve something together in the coming years."


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Saturday, 14 December 2019
Liverpool v Watford, Anfield 14:30
Sheffield United v Aston Villa, Bramall Lane 17:00
Leicester City v Norwich City, King Power Stadium 17:00
Chelsea v AFC Bournemouth, Stamford Bridge 17:00
Burnley v Newcastle United, Turf Moor 17:00
Southampton v West Ham United, St. Mary's Stadium 19:30
Sunday, 15 December 2019
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Tottenham Hotspur, Molineux Stadium 16:00
Manchester United v Everton, Old Trafford 16:00
Arsenal v Manchester City, Emirates Stadium 18:30
Monday, 16 December 2019
Crystal Palace v Brighton & Hove Albion, Selhurst Park 21:45
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

And the 2019/20 English Premiership champions will be ... ?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.