Southampton 0-9 Leicester City: Ben Chilwell says Foxes are 'here to stay at the top'

Leicester City defender Ben Chilwell said the Foxes are "here to stay at the top of the league" after they thrashed Southampton 9-0 to move up to second in the Premier League.

Jamie Vardy's injury-time penalty saw Brendan Rodgers' side match Manchester United's 24-year-old record for the biggest ever win in the competition.

Leicester move a point above Manchester City and five behind leaders Liverpool.

"Everyone in the league is waiting for Leicester City to slip," said Chilwell.

"It's nice to be at the top of the table, we really do want to stay there and there is confidence within the dressing room that we can stay there," he told Sky Sports.

Leicester, shock title winners in 2015-16, finished ninth last season following Rodgers' appointment in March. The improvement shown under the former Celtic boss convinced many that the Foxes were the side capable of breaking into the top four this campaign.

Their electric start, accompanied by mixed performances from some of the so-called 'big-six' sides, has only served to reinforce that view.

Chilwell added: "We push each other hard in training, the gaffer doesn't let our standards slip. It's a really good squad and we just need to keep progressing.

"We're here and we're here to stay at the top of the league. We just need to keep working hard."


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