Injury boost for Leicester ahead of Aston Villa game

Jonny Evans of Northern Ireland (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

Leicester City have been handed an injury boost for a star defender ahead of the Aston Villa contest.

The main three injury issues all Leicester City supporters and staff became concerned about after the terrible home loss to West Ham United, were suffered by Daniel Amartey, James Maddison and Dennis Praet.

Praet was said to be the most concerning of the injured players; he is on international duty with Belgium but wasn’t selected for their defeat to England at Wembley on Sunday evening.

That development gives Foxes manager Brendan Rodgers a potential headache for the Aston Villa match upon return to Premier League action. Praet has ultimately been the most impressive Leicester performer overall in midfield this season. That is a subjective stance; but statistics are available and having watched the contests closely, it is obvious.

Leicester City injury boost

Jonny Evans was another player that supposedly took a knock in the Hammers clash. The incident wasn’t particularly reported in the media, apart from by Leicestershire outlets.

However, the Northern Irishman was included in his national squad. And, in a boost for his fellow countryman at the Foxes helm, Evans played the entire match against Austria. Unfortunately for the 32 year old, his team lost 1-0, with Michael Gregoritsch netting the winner.

We can now expect the centre-back to start versus Villa.

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Around the Leicester sphere, striker Islam Slimani has implied that he is staying at the King Power side, for now. In an Instagram story from Danny Simpson – who is being allowed to train with the Foxes as he maintains fitness in the quest for a new side – the Algerian was asked by the former EPL champion if he’s leaving. Responding instantly, Slimani says: “No, I stay.” Regardless of not suiting Rodgers’ style and being surplus to requirements, many Blue Army members seem to want another chance afforded to the Algeria man.