How are Leicester’s players getting on at the World Cup?

Daniel Amartey of Ghana and Leicester City (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images)
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Nampalys Mendy of Senegal and Leicester City (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images ) /

Papy Mendy – Senegal

The holding midfielder has been effective in a double pivot alongside Everton’s Idrissa Gana Gueye. Often deployed as a solo central defensive midfielder by Rodgers, Mendy could be effective for Leicester in the second half of the season – especially with the injury prone Wilfred Ndidi sidelined again.

Mendy could go far in the tournament as Senegal are one win away from the round of 16. An emphatic victory over hosts Qatar was a lifeline for the Lions of Teranga. The Fox’s team face Ecuador in their final group game, and with main man Enner Valencia a fitness doubt. Senegal are favourites to progress.

Danny Ward – Wales

Unfortunately, it’s been an utter shambles for Leicester’s No.1. Wales were the second team to crash out of the tournament after a shock 2-0 loss to Iran on Friday. But it’s been even more disappointing for Ward having only played the best part of 10 minutes.

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If it wasn’t for a red card, he’d have recorded a grand total of zero minutes. Nottingham Forest back-up goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey was preferred by Rob Page: a bizarre decision to say the least. Get ‘Wardy’ home and fresh for the busy Christmas period.