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1 hour ago, Stuntman_Mike said:

So they should change their opinion on him after one goal? 

they'd never change opinions even after 50 goals, they'd find another reason to say he's crap.  egos won't concede.

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Strange game for him as he made quite a few mistakes. But, I think that was down to the sheer amount of involvement he had so if you even it out it's probably not that noteworthy. On the whole he defended really well and I'd say he had a very good game 

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58 minutes ago, Bert said:

Had the most touches for us today. 

 

Yes he’s a bit brain dead at times. And yes he’s been below par recently. Today showed us the best and the worst of him. Still young. Plenty of time to iron out the sloppiness. Fantastic player. 

Completely this. I seriously don't get the flack he gets. It must be from those who didn't live through the likes of Nicky Mohan, Brian Carey and Junior Lewis.

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1 hour ago, Bert said:

Had the most touches for us today. 

 

Yes he’s a bit brain dead at times. And yes he’s been below par recently. Today showed us the best and the worst of him. Still young. Plenty of time to iron out the sloppiness. Fantastic player. 

He was excellent, but it's always either him or Ricardo that has the most touches.

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1 hour ago, Bert said:

Had the most touches for us today. 

 

Yes he’s a bit brain dead at times. And yes he’s been below par recently. Today showed us the best and the worst of him. Still young. Plenty of time to iron out the sloppiness. Fantastic player. 

I make that a fair appraisal of Ben. I thought he really grew into the game after a tentative start and he was driving us forward 2nd half. The goal really seemed to give him the confidence - It seems to me that he needs to be slightly more resilient mentally....?

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2 hours ago, Bert said:

Had the most touches for us today. 

 

Yes he’s a bit brain dead at times. And yes he’s been below par recently. Today showed us the best and the worst of him. Still young. Plenty of time to iron out the sloppiness. Fantastic player. 

Spot on 

He is a fantastic player 

Hopefully stays with us for many many seasons to come 

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https://www.90min.com/posts/6560377-leicester-city-should-not-be-afraid-to-lose-overrated-ben-chilwell

 

Not trying to start any boos or chants against him during games - support him - but taking emotions aside, I think the article is spot on. Repeats what has been said by some (including me) on FT, and his last point is also a good reflection of my fear, that his exit (if it does come to that although I would rather we get another player in to compete with him) might spark the exit of others especially Maddison. Hope not.

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27 minutes ago, Tom12345 said:

https://www.90min.com/posts/6560377-leicester-city-should-not-be-afraid-to-lose-overrated-ben-chilwell

 

Not trying to start any boos or chants against him during games - support him - but taking emotions aside, I think the article is spot on. Repeats what has been said by some (including me) on FT, and his last point is also a good reflection of my fear, that his exit (if it does come to that although I would rather we get another player in to compete with him) might spark the exit of others especially Maddison. Hope not.

Well that article is really going to help his confidence! 🤷‍♀️🤦‍♀️

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29 minutes ago, Tom12345 said:

https://www.90min.com/posts/6560377-leicester-city-should-not-be-afraid-to-lose-overrated-ben-chilwell

 

Not trying to start any boos or chants against him during games - support him - but taking emotions aside, I think the article is spot on. Repeats what has been said by some (including me) on FT, and his last point is also a good reflection of my fear, that his exit (if it does come to that although I would rather we get another player in to compete with him) might spark the exit of others especially Maddison. Hope not.

🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️ Personal favourite from the article “just realised saka is England’s best left back” lol 

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He will almost definitely be facing Mahrez again this coming game, was taken to the cleaners before.

 

if there ever was a time to prove a point/silence doubters, it’s this coming game. 

 

 

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4 hours ago, Guybino said:

He will almost definitely be facing Mahrez again this coming game, was taken to the cleaners before.

 

if there ever was a time to prove a point/silence doubters, it’s this coming game. 

 

 

Very true. I look forward to seeing how he goes.

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I think Ricardo benefits defensively from having Evans next to him who knows positionally where to be all time. Soyuncu has been fantastic this season but sometimes his positioning has not been so good. 

 

I think the Villa second leg demonstrated this when for some reason Soyuncu and Evans swapped sides and both goals came down our right hand side. 

 

Chilwells form has dipped the last few weeks but he is still a fantastic player and definitely not overrated. I think he's more of a confidence player and needs the support of us and the team. He's got great stamina, pace, aerial ability, etc. but experience will help him to cut out the mistakes he makes. 

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On 01/02/2020 at 20:43, cropstonfox said:

Great goal and a good game today

He is potentially a fantastic player

Not sure hes a full back . Gareth 

Bale started out as one........

 

 


Well he really is struggling with going forward at the minute so I wouldn’t fancy putting him on the wing. 

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I don’t want to slate him too much, I hope he becomes a top player.

 

However, his attempts to stop crosses are abysmal. I’ve never seen anything like it at this level. He won’t commit to his man, leaving too much space to get a cross in. When he does try and block the cross, he doesn’t even attempt to read what the winger is doing. He stops and dangles a leg out in a very unique (and ineffective) manner. 
 

I think if they could coach this out of him, we’d be much more solid at the back. 

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14 hours ago, goody2028 said:

🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️ Personal favourite from the article “just realised saka is England’s best left back” lol 


Mine was that Ricardo might move to Barcelona... or Tottenham lol

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12 minutes ago, Leeds Fox said:

I don’t want to slate him too much, I hope he becomes a top player.

 

However, his attempts to stop crosses are abysmal. I’ve never seen anything like it at this level. He won’t commit to his man, leaving too much space to get a cross in. When he does try and block the cross, he doesn’t even attempt to read what the winger is doing. He stops and dangles a leg out in a very unique (and ineffective) manner. 
 

I think if they could coach this out of him, we’d be much more solid at the back. 

We are in agreement - we see he can’t defend for the most part.

 

It’s good to see a sense of realism once more in this thread to balance against over the top ‘ra ra ra’ posts I’ve read above. 
 

You guys....honestly 😃

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Sick of seeing him flouncing about when a ball is in the air which is his to win. Seems to get himself in completely the wrong position to win it and today got outmanoeuvred by Mahrez and Jesus in these situations.  I just don’t get the hype 

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The tracking back for Jesus goal is pathetic. Ok so he’s playing wing back but Ricardo is busting a nut to get back on the other side. 
 

Wingbacks are not just there to attack the system only works if they defend as well

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10 hours ago, dylanlegend said:

The tracking back for Jesus goal is pathetic. Ok so he’s playing wing back but Ricardo is busting a nut to get back on the other side. 
 

Wingbacks are not just there to attack the system only works if they defend as well

Sadly another example of his poor positional awareness 

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It's difficult to be objective about BC as there are people that won't hear any criticism, accurate or not. 

 

He's good but not great yet. There's a top class player in there, absolutely, but there needs to be some improvements. 

Physically he's impressive. I think the mental aspect of his game needs work. He doesn't really seem to be mentally tough and his decision making is really, really poor when he's having a bad game. 

 

The tracking back is a great example of that. It wasn't lethargy or laziness. He's just decided its not his role at that point and made a bad decision costing us a goal. 

 

This will, however, improve with experience. Like all defenders, he'll make better decisions with age. 

 

The hugging and kissing opposition players before the game needs to stop. If for no other reason than it really ****s off the fans. He might not feel that important but it'll save him a boat load of hassle. The tribal nature of football fans isn't changing anytime soon, it'll be in his best interests to knock that on the head in front of the camera. 

 

Edit - improve wording.

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