Leicester City team news ahead of Premier League clash against Tottenham Hotspur
According to Leicestershire Live, Leicester City will have several players missing as they prepare to take on Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League on Wednesday.
Timothy Castagne has undergone surgery on his thigh and will miss the game later today as a result. Jamie Vardy, Wesley Fofana and Jonny Evans are long term absentees, while Ricardo Pereira is out with a broken leg. Boubakary Soumare has returned to training after suffering from an illness and could be in contention to feature.
Caglar Soyuncu, Luke Thomas, Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall, Patson Daka, and James Justin missed the Foxes’ previous match against Watford. They were, however, included in the matchday squad for the postponed fixture against Burnley at the weekend. Ryan Bertrand will be in the stands for the game against Tottenham, further limiting Brendan Rodgers’ options.
Kelechi Iheanacho is fulfilling his international commitments at the Africa Cup of Nations, while Daniel Amartey will miss out on the league fixture today despite Ghana enduring a surprise exit in the continental competition. The Foxes have 14 senior team outfield players fit for the match, so the game is at the risk of being postponed if two more players get sidelined in the buildup to the clash.
Mixed feelings for Spurs
In normal circumstances, we would have been delighted to see our opponents miss key players. However, we cannot have another one of our league games get rescheduled as it would result in heavy congestion of games in the near future.
As such, it would be ideal for us if there would not be any more concerns for Leicester in the build-up of the league clash. Covid is our major problem at this point, so we would need to keep an eye out to see if there would be any positive cases during the daily tests today.
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Since we have already seen four of our games get postponed, it will be difficult for Antonio Conte and his side to manage the schedule in the upcoming mo months. Having the Leicester City clash go ahead tonight will be a welcome piece of news.
Tottenham have garnered 33 points from 18 matches and are just four points behind West Ham United in the race for fourth place. However, David Moyes’ side have played four games more than us, which means that should we win our pending fixtures we, will firmly be in the driving seat to attain a Champions League berth.