3 Leicester stars ruled out of Chelsea match as Maresca speaks on team rotation

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Three important Leicester City stars have sadly been ruled out of the FA Cup quarterfinal against Chelsea on Sunday afternoon. In addition to speaking on injuries and fitness, Foxes of Leicester offer views regarding Enzo Maresca's possible starting lineup rotation. This is a big match for LCFC, but the Championship arguably remains the main focus of the squad and staff. Regardless, the unwavering Italian gaffer will do things his way, or not at all.

Unfortunately for Leicester - and fortunately for Chelsea Football Club - the legendary Jamie Vardy is unavailable for the upcoming cup contest. Vardy has netted on four occasions versus Chelsea during his Foxes career, incidentally. Ricardo Pereira and Kasey McAteer both remain respectively sidelined, too. But Wilfred Ndidi may make an appearance against Mauricio Pochettino's CFC.

A resolute Enzo Maresca's quote about potentially rotating Leicester City side for Chelsea fixture

There is some speculation from pundit land - and from our own well-educated writers - that Maresca will rotate his men for the cup clash this weekend. That approach would also be my advice to the Foxes boss, for what it is worth.

However, the former Manchester City staff member under Pep Guardiola certainly has his own ideas, being more than happy to play his own way. This is pretty admirable; obviously intransigence can often be inexpedient and is regularly inadvisable, in contrast.

Nevertheless, we Blue Army loyalists are at the mercy of Maresca at present. And his leadership has been far more than satisfactory whilst the east Midlanders charge towards the Premier League once again. If with a little less pace and gusto than previously exhibited.

So, with Maresca's determined as well as purposeful strategy in mind, what did the Leicester manager say when asked about changing his regular XI?

"On rotating his squad:

'No, I don’t think so [international break changing anything]. We’ll see. After Chelsea, we don’t have game. At the moment, we have tomorrow’s session.'"