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Chilwell reveals local park training behind early season Leicester success

Ben Chilwell admits his superb start to the season at Leicester City is thanks to extra training done at his local park in the offseason.

The fullback won great praise from Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp last week for the way he's kicked off the campaign.

And Chilwell told the Daily Mail: "It was just sprints.

"Stuff that is relevant to my position, running up and down to the halfway line as much as I could. The MK Dons boys were there as well, doing training so I went to the other side of the pitch and kept at it. I don't see what's wrong with going to the local park!

"Over the summer, you do have to take that time to relax and go on holiday with your mates and get away from football. But the three weeks leading back into the season everything changed; the diet was strict - no alcohol. Training every day.

"I feel like this season needs to be the season I push on. Last year was good but it wasn't anywhere near I know what I can be so over the summer it was about really just working as hard as I could so that when I came back for pre-season the gaffer didn't have any choice but to start me."

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