Leicester’s FA Cup draw, training camp, James Maddison status

The FA Cup trophy before Chelsea vs Leicester City (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)
The FA Cup trophy before Chelsea vs Leicester City (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images) /
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The FA Cup trophy before Chelsea vs Leicester City (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images) /

Foxes of Leicester discuss Leicester City’s favourable FA Cup draw, the warm-weather training camp and star player James Maddison’s status.

While international football takes to the brightly illuminated centre stage area, the top tier of the domestic game is enjoying a well-earned break. Though many players in Premier League squads not involved with their countries at the Qatar World Cup are now training with their clubs, either in England or abroad.

The Foxes are on a trip to Abu Dhabi, but they are not holidaying. It’ll be drills, with and without the ball, along with practicing in five-a-sides and the like. Hopefully the sunshine will benefit the remainder of the roster when in time for the rest of the team’s return. LCFC are back in action versus MK Dons in the Carabao Cup Fourth Round on 20 December.

The King Power club also learned their Third Round FA Cup opponents on Monday evening. Leicester meet Dagenham & Redbridge or Gillingham around 7 January, after the two have decided their replay.

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Leicester City star James Maddison declares himself fit to begin his World Cup – England fans rejoice

Oh how the Blue Army collectively want to witness the majestic play of Maddison in the greatest competition. And, at last, it seems the former Coventry City and Norwich City player will get that chance. ‘Madders’, sublime all season and in the majority of 2021/22 for LCFC, was unavailable for selection by Gareth Southgate as England demolished Iran.

In addition to that, the playmaker was also absent for the disappointing stalemate outing versus the United States National Team. Maddison’s input and genius was desperately needed on the pitch in that one. The Three Lions should qualify, that is unless Danny Ward’s Wales defeat them 4-0, apparently.

Ward will be out to impress and claim the Red Dragons’ No.1 shirt for his own with Wayne Hennessey suspended. However, if Maddison appears, as deserved, he may be the difference, especially in front of goal.

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Following frustrations over not featuring and his fitness, the 26-year-old says he feels good at the moment. He says he’s feeling sharp and ready for the match against the Welsh. Maddison states that his tournament starts now and he’s determined to show the weekly quality exhibited for the east Midlands team.