Has Ben Chilwell failed Everton audition as Leicester fans slam display?

Sam Allardyce, Manager of Everton reacts during the Premier League match between Everton and West Bromwich Albion at Goodison Park on January 20, 2018 in Liverpool, England.

Premier League giants Everton are crying out for a left-back, so surely Leicester City youngster Ben Chilwell has come under consideration.

Mohamed Salah ofLiverpool puts pressure on Ben Chilwell of Leicester City during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Liverpool at The King Power Stadium on September 23,...

With Everton looking for a long-term solution to their left-back problem, The Toffees surely would have been keeping a close eye on Ben Chilwell when Leicester City travelled to Goodison Park on Wednesday.

The 21-year-old is seen as one of the most highly-rated left-backs in the country and is starting to make his mark in Leicester’s first team on a more consistent basis these days. Chilwell has even ousted Christian Fuchs in the starting XI.

And with Everton casting their net wide in search of Leighton Baines’ eventual successor, it is almost inconceivable that Chilwell would not have come up in conversation.

Ben Chilwell of Leicester City is challenged by Steven Davis of Southampton during the Premier League match between Southampton and Leicester City at St Mary's Stadium on December 13, 2017...

After all, the England under-21 ace is known well by Everton’s director of football Steve Walsh, who was Leicester’s chief scout when he made his professional debut.

But it is fair to say that Chilwell did not exactly ace his audition to be the new Baines in midweek. He was at fault for both Everton’s goals in that 2-1 win, losing the ball on the edge of his own box in the lead up to Theo Walcott’s opener while failing to pick up the former Arsenal winger as he slammed in a second.

Everton's English striker Theo Walcott (C) shoots past Leicester City's Danish goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel to score their second goal during the English Premier League football match...

Leicester City fans were united in their outrage at Chilwell’s performance, and the Everton fans who were clamouring for the Toffees to sign him back in the summer may now have changed their mind somewhat.

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