Foxes of Leicester run through some of the latest Leicester City return dates, including: Jonny Evans, Boubakary Soumare and Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall.
Leicester really need the aforementioned trio back, and fast. I can’t remember a time when injuries didn’t destabilise the Foxes. It must be way back before the Brendan Rodgers era, at least the Claude Puel days. And they were dark.
To do without eight or even nine important first team players just after the World Cup during the busy winter period was a nightmare. And it is fair to say that a combination of strained and shackled tactics from the gaffer, as well as underwhelming performances almost on the whole, have contributed to the King Power club’s gradual downfall.
Is there any light on the horizon via positive fitness news? Possibly. Approximately a week ago, Dewsbury-Hall said he was roughly a fortnight away from a comeback. Although, Evans and Soumare aren’t expected to return until early February.
Leicester City’s next match is must-win, as they all are now
I’m so glad that the sometimes obdurate and perennial bright side viewer, Rodgers, has seen sense, along with reality. What am I on about, you wonder? Well, following the latest disappointment, this time at the hands of the Nottingham Forest, the Northern Irishman admitted to reporters that the east Midlands side is sadly embroiled in a Premier League relegation battle.
Usually the eternal optimist, Rodgers faced facts and actually told his squad they better believe they are in a fight for English top-flight survival. It gives FoL no pleasure to acknowledge the boss’s comments or concur! Next up, following the derby, are Brighton & Hove Albion on the coming Saturday.
That is not a fixture LCFC would have selected if given a choice. Roberto de Zerbi has done a fantastic job in developing now-Chelsea head coach Graham Potter’s excellently laid foundation at American Express Community Stadium, more commonly known as the AMEX. Rodgers must devise a solid game plan for this one, and his men have to duly apply the strategies. If the Foxes cannot, chalk the match up as a Leicester loss already.