English Premiership

Confident Leicester not feeling pressure - Chilwell

2019-10-03 14:53
Ben Chilwell
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Cape Town - Ben Chilwell says Leicester City will head to Liverpool this weekend with the pressure off as they look to maintain their strong start.

The Foxes start game week eight sitting third in the Premier League following last weekend’s emphatic 5-0 victory over Newcastle.

They have picked up 14 points from their opening seven games, losing just once, but face their biggest test when they head to Liverpool on Saturday.

Liverpool top the standings, having won all seven of their games so far, but fatigue could play a part after their exploits in the Champions League on Tuesday.

Jurgen Klopp’s men had to exert a lot of energy to edge a 4-3 win over Red Bull Salzburg – their first victory in the competition this season.

Despite going up against the European champions and league leaders this weekend, Chilwell insists Leicester won’t approach the clash with fear.

The England international insists the squad is brimming with confidence after recent performances and believes all the pressure will be on the Merseyside outfit.

Chilwell told Leicester’s official website: “It is an opportunity for us to go to one of the best stadiums and one of the best teams in the country – if not the best at the moment – and hopefully try and get a win.

“For us, it’s no pressure, we’re going to go there to try and play our game and try to get a win. Coming off the back of a 5-0 win, confidence is very high at the club at the moment.”

The meeting will also see Brendan Rodgers go up against his former employers as he looks to further boost Leicester’s hopes of challenging for European football.

Rodgers spent just over three years in charge at Liverpool and is likely to get a warm reception from Reds fans.

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