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Will internationals bring back their form from the break?

It is strange how great our players have played for the international teams during the international break. Can they bring their hot form back into Rodgers’ side? Because every Leicester international balled out during the break.

First, the Belgium internationals Wout Faes and Timothy Castagne had big performances in Belgium’s wins over Germany and Sweden. In the game against Sweden, Faes had an eye-catching goal line clearance which helped Belgium keep their clean sheet. Along with the clean sheet, he had eight recoveries, three clearances, and a 93 per cent completion percentage on accurate passes. Castagne’s best performance came against Germany where he was dangerous attacking and defending.

James Maddison and Patson Daka showed us why Leicester has the potential to be dangerous whenever they’re on the attack. Daka was the man of the match against Lesotho when he was able to score a brace for Zambia. Maddison finally got to start for England which strangely took place on the left wing. Despite the weird placement in the squad, Maddison still balled out. He created five chances and had pinpoint accuracy with his passes.

Along with Faes, every centre-back was impressive over the international break. Harry Souttar, Daniel Amartey, and Çağlar Söyüncü were immense on the back line. Each of them respectfully earned high player ratings for their work. Souttar showed why he may potentially be a future captain for Leicester with his leadership this international break. So the question has to be asked, can these players continue this form back into the east midlands team, or is Rodgers’ tactics simply holding them back?