Leicester FA Cup quarter-final: Brendan Rodgers’ line-up hint

The FA Cup trophy (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)
The FA Cup trophy (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images) /

Chelsea play Leicester City on Sunday in an FA Cup quarter-final clash. Brendan Rodgers has hinted about the Foxes starting XI.

On Sunday around 6pm will likely be a pivotal time in Leicester City’s season; at 4pm the Foxes meet Chelsea at King Power Stadium in the FA Cup quarter-finals. Right then the players will be dejected or elated.

Obviously the crucial aspect of this campaign for Brendan Rodgers’ team is the Premier League, yet a win in the cup would hopefully provide spark, inspiration and a turnaround for a currently floundering side.

It may sound harsh or unfair to label the efforts of contemporary Leicester as struggling – but they definitely are! In their last six outings, the East Midlanders have blanked in front of goal on a worrying four occasions. Those fixtures in the English top-flight witnessed a solitary win, disappointingly; while there was also three draws and two losses.

At least since the premiership’s restart there have only been two stalemates. However, City only managed one finish in 180 minutes after their hiatus. Rodgers essentially has significant issues: chances must be created; play must be swifter; it’s also vital his players are committed whilst exhibiting real conviction.

Leicester City starting XI hint

Basically, after the game, the Northern Irish gaffer honestly admitted his squad’s shortcomings. There needs to be more impetus, clinical finishing and faster build-up, according to the boss.

Between the Watford and Brighton games, the roster only had three days to recover. Before playing Chelsea, the Foxes team will have had five without a match. This is one indication that Rodgers will not rotate from his strongest starting eleven; which personnel that includes – Youri Tielemans or Dennis Praet for example – is another matter.

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When asked about starting XI rotation in regard to the Pensioners contest this coming weekend, the manager confirmed that the players will be tested for fitness on Thursday as well as hailing the longer break. With the importance of this fixture, Foxes of Leicester believes the signs point to a best XI.