Unable to compete with the financial might of the Premier League’s biggest clubs, Leicester have had to contend with high-profile departures for a number of years and, after a successful first full season under Brendan Rodgers, the summer of 2020 is proving no different. Ben Chilwell is the latest to leave the King Power Stadium in a big-money move, in a £50m transfer to Chelsea.
Chilwell’s stock grew over the course of the 2019/20 season in which Leicester caught the eye for a free-flowing, energetic style of play that focused on getting their full-backs high up the pitch at every opportunity. Frank Lampard will hope Chilwell and their hugely talented right-back Reece James can provide a similar attacking threat for Chelsea next season.
“I’m looking forward to being a part of this young, dynamic squad led by Frank Lampard as we challenge for honours next season,” Chilwell said after completing his move. “Frank instilled a lot of confidence in me, and told me about the system he wants to play and how I’d fit into that. He’s keen to give younger players a chance and I can’t wait to get started.”