Ben Chilwell is keeping a close eye on events at Leicester City.

But for the duration of the on-loan left-back’s stay, Huddersfield Town are his top priority.

Initially, that is until January 3.

And having made his league debut at home to Middlesbrough, the 18-year-old would like to feature in all seven of the follow-up games within that timespan.

That means building on an encouraging bow and holding off competition, particularly from Australian international Jason Davidson.

Sky Bet Championship - Huddersfield Town (0) v Middlesbrough (2) - Ben Chilwell.

Chilwell is himself an England age-group international who has skippered the Under 20s and received a call-up to the most recent Under 21 squad.

While he has made one first-team outing for Leicester, in this season’s Capital One Cup clash at Hull City, his staple football has been for the Foxes’ development team.

They play in the Under 21 Premier League.

But Chilwell, who captained Leicester’s Under 18 team to last season’s FA Youth Cup semi-finals, found the Championship a whole new ball game.

“It’s very different to Under 21 football,” he explained.

“It’s a lot more physical, and the desire to win is miles higher. At the end of the day, it is about players’ livelihoods.

“It’s an environment in which winning is everything, and it’s something I need to experience as part of my development.”

Town’s tactics are also a change for Chilwell, who comes from Milton Keynes.

“At Leicester, we tend to sit in, soak up any pressure and try to hit on the counter,” he explained.

“Here it’s obviously about forcing the pace and I get high up the pitch, which I think suits my game.”

Chilwell was pleased at the reception he got from Town fans at the Middlesbrough match.

“I was a bit nervous, but that gave me a boost,” he explained.

“The supporters were great all the way though, not just with me but the team as a whole.

“As players, we believe we are progressing, even though we have lost the last two games.

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“We are still perfecting the system, but we will get there, and I think the fans see that.

“Middlesbrough are a top team in this division, so to batter them the way we did, especially in the first half, and not get anything is tough to take.

“But there were positives, and we have been working hard on creating and taking chances.”

Chilwell had family at the Middlesbrough match, and ate out with them afterwards while watching the Leicester versus Manchester United match.

That meant he saw Jamie Vardy set a new Premier League record by scoring in 11 successive matches.

“Jamie has done really well,” said Chilwell. “He works very, very hard in training and setting the record is great for both him and the club.”