Leicester v Napoli: Foxes Europa League injury update

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Wesley Fofana of Leicester City (Photo by Jose Manuel Alvarez/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)

A surely fierce contest awaits Leicester City as they take on Italian club Napoli in the opening match of the Europa League in the 2021/22 campaign. What is the fitness status of the Foxes squad?

Thursday night will be wonderful under the lights as Leicester and the Naples side meet in the UEL. As previously stated, the outfit from Italy are well-organised, as well as possibly being of Champions League standard. The perception of the Foxes was also similar, though the strengthening of the Chelsea, Manchester United, Manchester City along with Liverpool’s continued prowess has seen opinions of the east Midlanders diminish slightly.

Prior to the outing in Europe, manager Brendan Rodgers gave a particularly promising injury update:

“We’re looking good on that front. It’s just Wesley [Fofana] and James [Justin] who are unavailable.”

How integral are Wesley Fofana and James Justin to Leicester City’s season?

Simply put, the pair are two of the most promising defenders in the Premier League. If not the world. Some may disagree with that assertion: but James Justin, for example, was on the precipice of a chance at making the England Euro2020 squad, and rightly so.

Meanwhile, Wesley Fofana is well-regarded at LCFC and on the international stage of France’s illustrious Under-21 team. In fact, the 20-year-old has been compared to countryman, former Real Madrid centre-back and current Man United man Raphael Varane.

Leicester City handed realistic compliment from Gary Neville

Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville has praised the Foxes in a logical fashion – as Neville does consistently. Basically the ex-England international right-back said, following two consecutive Premier League fifth place finishes from LCFC, that the King Power side have replaced or overtaken North London outfit Arsenal as a top-six entity. The Sky Sports pundit said this in an interview with Sport Bible.