Foxes of Leicester provide Leicester City injury news and views because the King Power outfit’s winger contingency plan has been fully vindicated. Allow us to explain.
In recent times, specifically when the summer transfer window closed, FoL criticised the Foxes for having surplus personnel in some areas. To be precise, the goalkeeping department is ridiculously saturated; having five senior goalkeepers on any roster is a waste of talent, outgoing wages and could have caused issues within the squad. The feeling is exemplified by the fact that goalkeepers such as Wales international Danny Ward as well as Dane Daniel Iversen cannot satisfactorily perform in the system Enzo Maresca employs. And I don’t blame the Italian head coach for this problem either: the club should have sold, loaned or offloaded two of the quintet in August or July.
Nevertheless, another similar matter actually turned out in Leicester’s favour. Whether LCFC achieved this feat by design, good fortune or luckily avoiding misfortune is entirely your choice and ultimately up for debate. Whereas there are too many stoppers, an abundance of wing assets has proven an ingenious along with efficient luxury for the east Midlands team. Due to the injury of breakout Fox Kasey McAteer, alternatives have been required. Enter Abdul Issahaku Fatawu and Yunus Akgun. Marc Albrighton is also another option if necessary; while Wanya Marcal-Madivadua could be recalled from the Under-21s. Meanwhile Stephy Mavididi appears to be a Premier League-standard wideman, which is nice. McAteer should return to action soon; Maresca doesn’t expect Akgun to miss any matches.
A look ahead to Leicester City versus Sunderland in the Championship on Tuesday evening
If the Foxes can defeat Sunderland this week, they will have almost double their points. Maresca’s men’s win probability is a huge 63 percent; Leicester have only lost to the Black Cats once in the previous five fixtures.