Leicester injury news: Jonny Evans and Caglar Soyuncu are doubts

Brendan Rodgers of Leicester City (Photo by James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images)

The latest injury to two Leicester City stars is a worrying situation. Hopefully Caglar Soyuncu and Jonny Evans will participate in the Aston Villa game.

Thank goodness the international break is nearly over, unless it’s Euro or World Cup qualifying it seems completely unreasonable to keep interrupting the Premier League. Especially through a pandemic. Leicester City, as always, have a plethora of stars away with their countries, but are returning for domestic action as Foxes of Leicester writes.

Sadly the Nations League also provides negative outcomes, which are intensified in these times of fast succession fixtures. The latest issue is an injury to Turkey man Caglar Soyuncu. A hamstring problem prevented the centre-back playing for the Turks against Serbia on Wednesday.

Of course the Foxes meet fellow Midlands competitors Aston Villa on Sunday as the EPL resumes. That is already a huge game for both clubs, with wide ranging implications going forward. Without Soyuncu Leicester are not the same side, to be absolutely frank. He’s an exceptional defender who is integral to the starting XI.

This development may lead to a chance for new signing Wesley Fofana to make his debut for the King Power outfit. Although, throwing Fofana initially into a derby might not be the best choice.

Yet the Frenchman beginning the game appears more than likely now, with Northern Ireland’s Jonny Evans also withdrawn at half-time versus Norway. Before playing Villa, Brendan Rodgers will have the duo assessed.

Elsewhere, Said Benrahma, who the East Midlanders were linked with before they signed Cengiz Under on loan, is apparently ready to join West Ham United. Club and player are said to have agreed personal terms. The Algerian may have been the right man for Leicester, I certainly believe he’s going to make a positive impact upon the English top-flight.