Leicester City take on Everton in the Premier League on Sunday. This is a team status update for the Foxes, who sit in second place currently.
Leicester City reinforced their claim on second position in the Premier League with a fifth successive victory on Saturday. Brighton & Hove Albion were the latest team to be put to the sword by the East Midlanders.
More impressively was that it represented another away win, as well as a clean sheet for the intimidating Foxes defence. Caglar Soyuncu and Jonny Evans have made quite the strong-men-with-brains-and-skill partnership at centre-back.
The full-backs, Ben Chilwell along with Ricardo Pereira, do it all. They can set up goals with key passes, assist finishers with an exemplary array of crossing and even score marvellous solo ones of their own. Captain Kasper Schmeichel, enjoying arguably his best start to a premiership season, rounds off the exceptional back line.
In the strive for defensive perfection – something every collective of goalkeeper and defenders desire – the King Power bunch have conceded the least in the division. That is, of course, the only statistic that matters most of all to them.
However, the aforementioned facilitating or scoring themselves benefits the side endlessly. Clubs that want to lift contemporary trophies have all adopted, developed or bought attacking left and right-backs.
Leicester City injuries
Therefore, the last thing is boss Brendan Rodgers needs is one of his vital back-four becoming injured. In the squad currently there is only Matty James injured; apparently slowly recovering. He may be loaned when fit and has been helping young players in training.
Although Evans is now a concern; he wasn’t available for Northern Ireland in their latest Euro Qualifier last week due to terrible stomach pains and actually required morphine in hospital. Subsequently Evans played 62 minutes in the Brighton game before being withdrawn through cramp. Though, thankfully, there is an update below on his status.
…he [Jonny Evans] is expected to be fine for next weekend’s clash with Everton.
Via: Leicester Mercury