Brendan Rodgers’ soon-to-be favourable Leicester dilemma

Leicester City's Wesley Fofana (C) (Photo by MICHAEL REGAN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Leicester City's Wesley Fofana (C) (Photo by MICHAEL REGAN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images) /
Leicester City
Leicester City’s Wesley Fofana (C) (Photo by MICHAEL REGAN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images) /

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers will soon have a rather positive defensive dilemma within his Foxes squad, when Caglar Soyuncu returns.

One byproduct of Wesley Fofana’s exceptional and almost unbelievable Premier League baptism, is that he has arguably wrenched either Jonny Evans’ or Caglar Soyuncu’s starting spot away from them. That is, if Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers decides upon a four-man defensive system.

Fofana has, in Foxes of Leicester’s opinion, become the first starting centre-back for the Foxes. Listen, let’s say you disagree – which I doubt anyone with intelligence will – how would you justify dropping the Frenchman?! He’s outperformed the pair this term, to be honest.

In fact, statistically and as FoL sees it generally, Fofana produces the best displays in that position for the entire division. Especially with the loss of Virgil Van Dijk to injury.

However, if Rodgers opts for three centre-halfs when the Turk is fit, then Leicester have a more than adequate base of foundation between the trio. And that formation – a transferrable 3-4-3 or 5-2-3 – has garnered some standout results and performances this season.

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The only question left for the Northern Irishman at the King Power club’s helm, is: Do I drop Soyuncu or Evans when two CBs are fielded? Although, this writer has a feeling that the disregarded player in that instance, will be Fofana. Mainly because he is aged just 19.

If it were up to me, Evans would be relegated to the substitutes bench. He is a fine athlete, yet I believe as the elder whose contract is expiring, it is a simple choice. Soyuncu is far too good to miss out.

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Meanwhile, James Justin has praised former Leicester left-back Ben Chilwell. Justin claims he learned much from the ‘helpful Chilly’, saying the pair are still in contact and close after being rivals for a place in the team. The versatile current Foxes defender also scored for England Under-21s on Tuesday evening, as the Young Lions defeated Albania 5-0. There is more at Goal.