With the potential return of Jonny Evans and Jannik Vestergaard, Leicester City had a vital injury boost ahead of the Manchester City game.
And the good news doesn’t just end with the likely inclusion of the Northern Irish and Danish centre-backs, left-back Ryan Bertrand and right-back/occasional winger Ricardo Pereira are also in contention to make their own Foxes comebacks.
To be fair to him, Daniel Amartey has really stepped up to help Leicester at centre-half in the past while, though having either Evans or Vestergaard is a massive uplift. However, some fans will suggest that the Ghanaian should retain his place at the expense of Caglar Soyuncu; the Turk is struggling this season despite clearly being the superior defender.
“Ryan Bertrand will be back and available. Jonny Evans and Jannik Vestergaard are progressing very well. We’ve had a good international break with players increasing their fitness levels. Hopefully all those players should be fit and available.
“(Ricardo) trained today. He was out on the pitches yesterday and came through a session today and looked very good.”
He added, on Evans and Vestergaard: “That’s what we have to assess in this final 24 hours (if they can play v Man City). We had a training game last week that both of them played in here at the training ground. They came through that.”
– Brendan Rodgers
Via LCFC Live
Manchester City injury news prior to facing Leicester City
Man City are still awaiting clarification for the international dispute over Gabriel Jesus’ and Ederson’s possible participation in the Leicestershire clash due to the “Premier League’s stand-off” with the Brazilian Football Association. If the stopper cannot feature, it will be great news for Foxes fans, players and staff. Jesus is also in-form and a man better not on the pitch for opponents.
Kevin De Bruyne is apparently a prospective starter, the Belgian star is certainly a possibility for the substitute bench. Unfortunately for LCFC, Englishman Phil Foden is another who’ll have a fitness test prior to the contest. Nathan Ake could be another back in the fold; while striker Liam Delap is back in training. Foxes of Leicester’s information comes via Manchester Evening News.