The Foxes were in need of a big improvement on Tuesday following a disappointing outing in the 1-1 draw at League Two outfit Mansfield Town at the weekend.
Burton, now a League One side following last season’s promotion, were a sterner test for Claudio Ranieri’s side and the visitors’ team-sheet reflected that.
Former Chelsea boss Ranieri opted to name a strong team in a rather unconventional 3-4-3 formation, allowing Marc Albrighton and new signing Christian Fuchs to play almost as wingbacks.
A front three of Andrej Kramaric, Shinji Okazaki and Jamie Vardy is full of class, and it was the latter who found the net on both occasions to hand the Premier League outfit a morale-boosting win.
The England international will rightly pick up the plaudits after the game for his double strike, yet the real standout performer on the night was youngster Ben Chilwell.
Predominantly a left-back, the 18-year-old featured on the left side of Leicester’s back three and put in a wonderful performance up against former Queens Park Rangers winger Bruno Andrade.
Big things are expected of Chilwell in the coming seasons, and with performances of this ilk the England U19 ace will be pushing hard to claim a regular spot in Ranieri’s first-team XI.
Here is a selection of the plaudits he received from supporters on Twitter after the game:
Pearson deserved sacking purely for the fact that he played Konchesky over Chilwell for the entire season #lcfc— joe ➰ (@baloteIli) July 28, 2015
Very impressed by Ben Chilwell tonight, looks like a baller #lcfc— Tommy Lakin (@tommy_lakin) July 28, 2015
Chilwell is a cult hero in the making— Frankie (@FJenkins23) July 28, 2015
Chilwell will go on to be a club legend— Elliot (@ElliotLcfc_) July 28, 2015
Just give Chilwell the captaincy. What a talent.— Tom. (@tommmjennings) July 28, 2015
Chilwell first choice left back/ wing back this season? Exciting times.— Adam Longley (@adamlongley) July 28, 2015
Great to see Ranieri giving youth a chance - Ben Chilwell in particular looks a promising player.— Connor McDonagh (@ConMcDonaghF1) July 28, 2015