Leicester City's Ben Chilwell Was Once Accused Of Being 'Too Scared' To Take Throw-Ins
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Former Millwall striker Steve Morison once accused Leicester City left-back Ben Chilwell of being 'too scared' to take throw-ins during their FA Cup fifth round clash.
Chilwell, who has been linked with a £50 million pound move to Chelsea this summer, has gone on to become one of the Premier League's most consistent defenders.
But the 23-year-old wasn't at his scintillating best in a 2017 tie against then-League One side Millwall at The Den.
In fact, after The Foxes fell to a 1-0 defeat, veteran striker Morison made an extraordinary claim about Chilwell's decision to not take throw-ins during the game.
"It was a hostile atmosphere and it certainly affected their left-back," Morison said.
"He started taking throw-ins but after a couple of bits of verbal from our fans early on he decided he didn't want to take another one.
"I'm not being funny or anything but he said it was because his fingers were hurting."
Liverpool target Ben Chilwell refused to take throw-ins v Millwall, claiming 'his fingers hurt'...- Empire of the Kop (@empireofthekop) February 20, 2017
He might be England's first choice left back but to me, Ben Chilwell will always be the bloke who got too scared to take throw ins down at Millwall & complained his fingers hurt him- Ed (@Eddie2Me) March 22, 2019
A number of months later, Chilwell responded to Morison's bizarre claims, calling them "a load of rubbish".
"It was a load of rubbish," Chilwell said via iNews in 2018. "I think one of the older players for Millwall maybe wanted to get at one of the young boys.
"I'm not going to look into it. It is strange. But each to their own. If that's what he wants to do, I'll let him do that. I just focus on myself, on my performances.
"I heard about it from a few people. If that's what someone wants to say, that's up to them. I'm just focusing on my football, which is obviously playing for Leicester."
Three years later and Chilwell is expected to complete a move to Chelsea within the next three days, according to The Telegraph.
The England international will sign a five-year contract at Stamford Bridge worth around £190,000 a week.
Do you think he's worth the money? Will Frank Lampard's side challenge for the Premier League title in 2020/21?
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