Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has provided an injury update on centre-back Jonny Evans and midfielder Wilfred Ndidi.
Everton were lucky to obtain a point against the Foxes at their Goodison Park home, let’s be absolutely frank. And with a boss such as Carlo Ancelotti at the helm, with the personnel he has at his disposal – the Toffee faithful should question last night’s second half display from their club.
During the first half, Leicester made a direct, positive and almost ferocious beginning to the game; a modicum of composure in front of the net or a fit Jamie Vardy would have garnered a two-goal lead, surely. Meanwhile, with Brendan Rodgers’ side unable to take well-crafted chances, the Merseysiders pounced whilst managing the initial 45 minutes superbly.
After the interval, Everton sat back shamelessly, inviting pressure and risking their lead. following a few attacks it was clear that a leveller – eventually supplied by Youri Tielemans – was deserved. Both teams had other opportunities, with a draw feeling a bit harsh for Rodgers’ men.
Leicester City have new injury worries
Unfortunately there are two players with problems, as the gaffer explains:
“It’s just tightened up,” Rodgers said on Ndidi’s hamstring. “He doesn’t think he’s overstretched or tore it. We’ll just have to assess that. We couldn’t risk it.”
“Evans had blurred vision in one eye after he went up for a header.”
– Brendan Rodgers
Leeds United are the next opponents for the Foxes, this time at King Power Stadium. At Elland Road, Leicester dismantled a rather overly admired Marcelo Bielsa side; a team that is as impressive as it is defensively uneven. Hopefully Ndidi and Evans will return for the clash.
Foxes of Leicester contributor Damon Carter described the Yorkshire club as media darlings before that game – although, the Whites have now lost some of their appeal. FoL predicts a two-goal margin of victory for the east Midlands outfit.