Leicester vs Man City: Foxes injury news

Leicester City's King Power Stadium (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
Leicester City's King Power Stadium (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images) /
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Leicester City’s King Power Stadium (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images) /

Foxes of Leicester roundup the injury news for Leicester City as they prepare to tackle Manchester City in the Premier League.

It’s just Man City, no biggie. I find it best to be ridiculously confident, assured and defiant for the more challenging games. I’m not even joking: LCFC’s only hope is to go onto the pitch with massive self-belief and give their absolute all for the cause in the Citizens match. Unless Brendan Rodgers is in masterclass mood.

Pep Guardiola has developed such a brilliantly talented and cohesive side that are surely going to win the EPL again, as Liverpool fall slightly behind in the quality, consistency and division rankings. Sorry Arsenal fans, but I can’t see you lifting the trophy after staying with the Sky Blues all season.

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In preparation for Saturday’s encounter on Filbert Way, Rodgers conducted the obligatory pre-match press conference. Fitness updates were offered for important Foxes duo Jonny Evans and Wilfred Ndidi. The Northern Ireland man will be “monitored”, leaving his exact status ambiguous. Whereas Rodgers confirmed that the Nigerian is ready for action.

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That’s right, we haven’t mentioned the footballing machine that is Erling Haaland yet. Like everyone else, I was dreading his upcoming showing at King Power Stadium, while being intrigued to see him, too. But, thankfully, the Foxes may not have to face the Norway international who’s taking the English top-flight by storm.

Haaland is a doubt for the weekend clash in Guardiola’s squad. Apparently the potent striker is suffering with a “fever” and was tired ahead of playing ex-club Borussia Dortmund as Man City drew in the Champions League. In addition to those two ailments, the former has a knock on his foot and was seen limping. He has, however, avoided serious injury, reports claim.

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So, will Haaland feature in the east Midlands? That scenario seems unlikely at present, though you never know with such a fit and generally healthy athlete. Part of me was relishing seeing him up against Wout Faes and possibly Evans – but maybe no Haaland is for the best with regard to Leicester.