Bournemouth bypassed the midfield while dismantling Leicester City’s defence, ending up 4-1 winners. James Maddison and Ben Chilwell are needed back.
The wheels have well and truly come off the Leicester City vehicle, which was on a favourable, unblocked path to Champions League reentry. Thankfully there are still three fixtures to win, which gives the team a fighting chance.
Yet with Manchester United’s incredible u-turn, along with Chelsea, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Sheffield United attempting to claim the Foxes’ ‘spot’ in next year’s prestigious competition, Europa League feels more likely and appropriate for the King Power club’s contemporary squad.
Leicester City need stars back
Conspicuous by his absence was, as always, Ricardo Pereira who has a long-term injury. He is extremely missed in this youthful City outfit. And his return, hopefully in early 2020/21, will be a particularly welcome one.
Midfield and defence are the two areas which suffered the most mistakes and caused massive issues; I’m including Kasper Schmeichel in the defending section, especially after his two errors.
Whereas some starters such as the Portuguese are irreplaceable, others aren’t such a necessity. Obviously Schmeichel is usually as reliable as Swiss time and therefore one of the first names in the eleven.
Anyway, excuse the digression, back to Chilwell and Maddison. It appears both may be fit to face Sheffield United in Leicester’s next game – and they are needed desperately! Rodgers confirmed before the Bournemouth clash that the fitness of the pair would be assessed before the Blades contest on Thursday.