Harvey Barnes return date as Leicester player ruled out for season

Harvey Barnes of Leicester City (Photo by Vince Mignott/MB Media/Getty Images)
Harvey Barnes of Leicester City (Photo by Vince Mignott/MB Media/Getty Images) /

We now know when Harvey Barnes’ probable return date is, just as another Leicester City player is unfortunately ruled out for season. Have we seen the last of centreback Jannik Vestergaard in a Foxes strip? Along with yet another setback for veteran defender Jonny Evans.

Leicester versus Wolverhampton Wanderers could be a disastrous event for one or the other this weekend. There is so much riding on this game. Every fixture could technically become a £200million plus match. That’s the figure outfits stand to lose through revenue if they are relegated from the Premier League.

The Foxes require all their best performers for the Wolves clash. But the King Power club are likely to be without one important star: Harvey Barnes. However, manager Dean Smith expects the winger to be ready for the remaining outings. Leftback Ryan Bertrand is progressing; Jonny Evans has been ill so isn’t expected to feature.

Last seven crucial Leicester City matches in order to survive Premier League season and not drop to the Championship

Leicester arguably have a more favourable run-in than most other clubs fighting for English top-flight survival. For example, rivals aiming to preserve their EPL status, such as Leeds United, have to contest Manchester City, Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur. Meanwhile bottom club Southampton face Arsenal on Friday evening, Newcastle once more, as well as Liverpool.

For the east Midlands side, firstly they meet WWFC on Saturday, as previously mentioned. Then it’s Leeds, followed by Everton, Fulham, the Reds, the Magpies and finally West Ham United. While the standard of teams LCFC play is lesser, with respect to the division on average, playing other outfits fighting for elite standing is obviously also challenging to say the least.

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If you would like my candid opinion on Leicester’s chances, honestly, I have not made my mind up yet. If they do not beat either Wolves or the Whites – Smith’s side are down.