Everyday the chances of Leicester City’s survival in the Premier League get slimmer and slimmer. With two games remaining in the season, Leicester currently sits 19th in the league with 30 points. Everton are currently in 17th with 32 points. Survival is still possible for this side. However, we haven’t shown that promise when it comes to games on the pitch.
After suffering unfortunate draws to relegation candidates Everton and Leeds, the foxes were slaughtered by Fulham and Liverpool. The East Midlands team could use any morale boost to provide a spark in these next two games against Newcastle and West Ham. Leicester manager Dean Smith was able to provide some rejuvenating news with an update on the team.
Nigerian striker Kelechi Iheanacho has returned to training with the team. Iheanacho has been a major factor for Leicester having some success this season. He has contributed five goals and four assists in the Premier League this season. When Iheanacho is on the pitch, the team plays more fluid football. Jamie Vardy and Patson Daka only have the ability to get the ball in the back of the net. The Nigerian striker by far has the best link up play of any striker on the team.
Along with the news on Iheanacho, Smith provided an injury update on Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall and Çağlar Söyüncü. KDH had an injection put into his ankle yet he is still looking stiff. He may return to training on Saturday. However, he will not go full effort into training like Iheanacho will. Söyüncü has only been jogging at practice so he will not be seen against Newcastle. The hope is he’ll be ready for the last game of the season against West Ham.
The foxes’ penultimate fixture of the season will take place against the Magpies on Monday night. Newcastle has been a dangerous side this whole season and they’ve pounced on us on multiple occasions. They will be looking to get another victory on us again, so Leicester will need to come into this game at full strength.