Suara.com – A hurricane of injuries looms over Leicester City ahead of the visit of the team nicknamed The Foxes to Turf Moor, Thursday (4/3/2021). Six first-team players will certainly not face Burnley, while the other two are in doubt.
Harvey Barnes is rumored to be undergoing knee surgery, while defender Jonny Evans’ calf problem is also being monitored by the Club’s medical team.
Losing a number of pillars, does not make Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers pessimistic. The manager from Northern Ireland remains confident in the ability of a number of young The Foxes players who will be given the opportunity to show off in this match.
“We have several young players on the bench for the last number of matches,” said the 48-year-old manager as quoted by the club’s official website, Tuesday (2/3/2021).
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“The effect is obvious when you lose key players in your team.”
“Of course it has an impact. I tend not to worry too much about it. It’s an opportunity for other players to come in and play. It’s a challenge I always enjoy.”
“When a player is out and not available, can we find a way to play the way we want and win the game?”
“However, we have a group of Under-23 players who train with us. Some of them have played and featured in the Europa League.”
Bagging 49 points from 26 matches, Leicester City are currently in third place in the Premier League standings. The Foxes are only one point behind Manchester United who are in second place.
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Meanwhile, Burnley, who has just 28 points, is in 15th position and is trying to get away from the red zone.