Maddison’s Leicester return date amid bad news on Tielemans

James Maddison of Leicester City (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
James Maddison of Leicester City (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images) /

Foxes of Leicester talk James Maddison after an injury report and a Leicester City return date, amid bad news on Youri Tielemans’ fitness. When Premier League scalps are gotten in the FA Cup, people generally rejoice. Leicester fans certainly weren’t celebrating on Tuesday evening. They were dumped out of the FA Cup in the Fifth Round by Championship outfit Blackburn Rovers on a rainy midweek Leicestershire evening. Oh dear. The less said about the defeat, the better, if you’re a Foxes follower!

However, FoL does have plenty of game report details, roundups and insight in the match review section, if you want to know more. We comprehensively analyse each and every Leicester fixture, before and after the final whistle. Now, would top-class playmaker James Maddison have helped the east Midlanders beat Blackburn? While it is highly likely ‘Madders’ would have helped Leicester get another goal or two, I want to give Rovers some credit!

The Northern English team would be a credit to the EPL, by the look of them. Even with injuries they outplayed LCFC in general; defensively, Leicester were rather calamitous, as explained here. Whilst elite footballers such as Maddison can make the difference in tight contests like these, I think that type of beating gives manager Brendan Rodgers the nudge he needed in order to utilise flexible tactics and further formations.

More. Will Leicester City avoid relegation this season?. light

Bad news on Leicester City midfielder Youri Tielemans

Meanwhile, Rodgers gave an update as to when we can expect Maddison to make his comeback. Following the pretty unacceptable cup exit, the gaffer explained that the 26-year-old hasn’t trained properly for a fortnight. Although, the former Liverpool boss also said, with fingers crossed, that the ex-Norwich City man will play versus Southampton on March 4.

Unfortunately, the Blue Army received some worrying and potentially season damaging information about fan favourite Youri Tielemans on Tuesday evening. To be honest, Leicester supporters had already been through a difficult time already that night. As previously outlined, the faithful watched their beloved Foxes lose, no, be embarrassed by a club not even in their division.

Next. Leicester City 1-2 Blackburn Rovers: Foxes player ratings. dark

Subsequently Rodgers revealed that Tielemans won’t feature for six weeks. The Northern Irishman declared the period will feel more like six months.