Ben Chilwell remains doubtful for Leicester's clash with Huddersfield due to illness
By Lyall Thomas
Last Updated: 31/12/17 2:50pm
Ben Chilwell remains a doubt for Leicester's clash at home to Huddersfield on New Year's Day after missing the defeat at Liverpool due to illness.
The young left-back had cemented a place in the Foxes team under Claude Puel, who revealed Chilwell felt unwell shortly before the 2-1 reverse at Anfield.
Leicester also lost Danny Simpson to injury earlier in the week but Puel has been buoyed by the return of Matty James, who played against the Reds, and Robert Huth to training.
"We lost Chilwell in the last moment - he was ill. I don't know if he can come back for the next game," the French manager said.
"We will see on Sunday in the training session and on the day of the game [who can play against Huddersfield], because we need to adapt with this situation and busy period.
"There is competition in the team. We had Matty James come back in the team. I don't know [if Huth can play yet]. We will see. He's a player who didn't play for six months.
"We need to build new momentum. We know it's a crucial game. It's not a good period for results but in all the recent games we gave our best."