Leicester receive huge boost with Ricardo Pereira returning from injury

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Leicester City’s Ricardo Pereira (Photo by ANTHONY DEVLIN/AFP via Getty Images)

Leicester City have received another crucial injury boost, as Ricardo Pereira should be back fit and available for selection very soon.

On many occasions Foxes of Leicester have collectively written that Leicester City defender – that designation does the dynamic, modern style of his absolutely no justice – Ricardo Pereira is the Foxes’ most influential, even best player.

I mean, that subjective assertion is a difficult one to arrive at: Brendan Rodgers’ squad is packed full of gems. Nevertheless, the Portuguese is undeniably effective and underscores the manager’s philosophy of relentlessness in attack and defence when he’s on the pitch.

Unfortunately for the east Midlands outfit, Ricardo hasn’t been on the field for months. However, to the delight of the Blue Army, he may now be available for selection.

Daily Mail reports that the full-back is in full training and is in contention to make his comeback on Sunday versus Liverpool. On Friday, Rodgers said Ricardo will first play in a reserve game next week.

Tielemans’ development at Leicester City

Meanwhile, the debate about Youri Tielemans’ prowess and development has been doing the rounds in the Foxes sphere and beyond. Midfielder Tielemans is an acutely talented and relatively young star; he is a starting international for Belgium, the highest rated and some believe currently preeminent or second best national team behind France.

In his previous two consecutive games for the Red Devils, the 23-year-old produced Man of the Match displays in both outings, and scored in each.

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Consequently some people again opined that Tielemans should move to a so-called bigger club in order to aid his evolution as an elite player. Although, with Leicester top in their Europa League group and the English top-flight, the notion appears redundant. Roberto Martinez, Boss of the Belgians, praised the King Power side for helping refine Tielemans – there’s more here.