Player News - Leicester City

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Riyad Mahrez came back from a weekend out of the starting line-up with a goal that saved a point at home for Craig Shakespeare's side.

After earning plaudits for his August efforts in the face of transfer rumors, Riyad Mahrez's impact waned through September eventually earning him a place on the bench in Week 7. Craig Shakespeare restored Mahrez to the starting line-up after the international break and he was rewarded with a much-needed equalizer from the Algerian international. It could have been two as Mahrez blazed a solid opportunity high in the early minutes of the second half with the match still scoreless. He eventually came good and repaid his manager's renewed faith with a vital point.
Source: espnfc.com
Oct 16 - 4:53 PM

Ben Chilwell has shaken off a knee problem and will be available for Monday's match against West Brom.

Chilwell was withdraw from England under-21 duty as a precaution last week after picking up a swollen knee. However, Craig Shakespeare confirmed 20-year-old trained fully on Thursday and will be ready for the match at the King Power Stadium. With first-choice left-back Christian Fuchs fully fit, the availability of Chilwell is a boost for the Foxes depth.
Oct 12 - 11:54 PM

Leicester City have received a huge boost as Wilfred Ndidi has been declared fit to face West Brom on Monday.

Ndidi appeared to have suffered a hamstring at the end of Nigeria's 1-0 victory over Zambia last weekend, which secured the Super Eagles qualification for the 2018 World Cup. But the concerns over the midfielder's fitness were dismissed on Thursday when manager Craig Shakespeare confirmed the issue was just a cramp. "He trained today (Thursday) fully. He is fine, no problems there," said the City boss. This means Ndidi should start in central midfield in a partnership with either Andy King or Vicente Iborra.
Oct 12 - 10:47 PM

Jamie Vardy has been given a clean bill of health ahead of Leicester City's clash with West Brom on Monday.

The 30-year-old did not feature for England in their recent World Cup qualifiers due to a hip problem but after receiving an injection and taking time off, he is fit to face West Brom. "Jamie Vardy has fully recovered from his hip problem," said manager Craig Shakespeare. "He has trained fully this week every day and he has looked sharp." Although Leicester have had a rocky start to the season, it'd be wise for fantasy managers to keep selecting Vardy. The City No.9 has scored five goals in seven league appearances. He's found the net three times in six career matches against the Baggies.
Oct 12 - 10:17 PM

Wilfred Ndidi suffered a suspected hamstring injury while on international with Nigeria and will be assessed by Leicester upon his return to the King Power Stadium on Tuesday.

Ndidi limped off with a suspected hamstring problem at the end of Nigeria's 1-0 victory over Zambia on Saturday. The 20-year-old is due to return to Leicester tomorrow, where he will be assessed, but the Foxes have been told by Nigeria the injury is not serious. While Leicester don't play again until Monday night, any injury to Ndidi would further stretch manager Craig Shakespeare's already limited options in central midfield. Vicente Iborra, Andy King and Daniel Amartey are the only fit choices, with Matty James (Achilles) out and Adrien Silva still unavailable after his registration was blocked by FIFA.
Oct 9 - 9:43 PM

Ben Chilwell has been withdrawn from the England under-21 squad because of injury.

The Leicester City left-back had been expected to line-up against Scotland in Fridays 2019 Euro qualifier, but Chilwell has returned to the King Power meaning he will also miss the subsequent international in Andorra on October 10. No details have been released on the nature of his injury but Craig Shakespeare will be hoping the problem is not too serious as the 20-year-old has already started two Premier League games this season following Christian Fuchs’ freak training ground eye injury. With Robert Huth and Matty James still sidelined plus the news that FIFA have rejected the Football Association's plea to rubber-stamp Adrien Silva’s move from Sporting Lisbon, the Foxes can ill-afford any more injuries with key games against West Brom, Everton, Swansea and Stoke coming up.
Source: Sky Sports
Oct 4 - 4:04 PM

Jamie Vardy is dealing with a "slight issue with his hip" and will likely need to pass a late fitness test ahead of this weekend's trip to Bournemouth.

The 30-year-old was excluded from England's 26-man squad for their final two World Cup qualifiers because of a hip injury. Despite being overlooked for international duty, Vardy is expected to be available for Saturday's clash at Bournemouth: "Vardy had not trained until today (Thursday) because we’re managing his hip," Foxes boss Craig Shakespeare explained. "With Jamie, we needed him to train today, we wanted him to train, but we’re managing him through a slight issue with his hip." Shakespeare would likely turn to either Kelechi Iheanacho or Islam Slimani to fill in upfront if Vardy suffers a late setback.
Sep 28 - 9:18 PM

Vicente Iborra could make his Premier League debut when Leicester City travel to Bournemouth on Saturday after recovering from a groin problem.

Manager Craig Shakespeare has largely been without the 29-year-old since his £12m move from Sevilla this summer, due to a groin injury, but that could change this weekend. "Iborra is fit to start," Shakespeare told the media on Thursday. "He’s trained fully now for the past few weeks." With Iborra now fully fit and Matty James (Achilles) unavailable, Andy King could be dropped to the bench to make way for the Spaniard. Iborra is yet to make his Premier League debut but played the full 90 minutes during Leicester's 2-0 Carabao Cup success over Liverpool last week.
Sep 28 - 7:26 PM

Jamie Vardy scored in the 69th minute but then failed to convert a penalty as Leicester City's bid to take points from Liverpool twice in a week fell just short on Saturday.

Jamie Vardy continued his impressive rebound season with another goal. Things looked like they'd get even better for the former non-league forward when he earned a penalty that could have tied the game. Vardy's penalty was far from his best effort and Simon Mignolet saved it to ensure that Liverpool would pick up all three points on the road. The Foxes had to come back from 2-0 down after Philippe Coutinho picked up a goal and an assist in the first half.
Source: espnfc.com
Sep 23 - 2:38 PM

Leicester City manager Craig Shakespeare confirmed Jamie Vardy's availability would be assessed ahead of Saturday's match against Liverpool.

Vardy came off against Huddersfield Town with a tight groin at the weekend and was rested during Tuesday's Carabao Cup win over Liverpool. The England international, who has scored five goals in his last three leagues matches against Liverpool, trained on Friday but will need to be checked prior to the clash at the King Power Stadium. "If there’s no reaction, we’ll see how he is in the morning and if he’s ready to be involved," Shakespeare said. Kelechi Iheanacho could be handed another start if Vardy is unable to pass a late fitness test, while Leonardo Ulloa will also be available after being withdrawn due to dizziness on Tuesday night.
Sep 22 - 6:53 PM

Christian Fuchs will be fit to face Liverpool on Saturday after recovering from a "freak" eye injury he picked up in training.

Manager Craig Shakespeare confirmed Fuchs will be available for selection after he was given the "all clear" by an eye specialist and trained all week with no ill effects. Fuchs, who is entrenched as the starting left-back, will resume his place against Liverpool on Saturday. This weekend however the Austria international's fantasy value is best tailored to formats that reward peripheral metrics, considering a clean sheet will be a tough ask against the Reds potent attack.
Sep 22 - 6:20 PM

Matty James will miss out on Sunday's match against Liverpool after being ruled out for four to six weeks with an Achilles injury.

The injury marks another blow for James, who missed two full seasons with a knee injury before his recent return to action. The 25-year-old suffered the problem in the home defeat to Chelsea two weeks ago and consequently missed Leicester's last fixture matches. While manager Craig Shakespeare said James' past injury experiences will help him cope with the lay-off, the severity of the injury could see him out of action until November. Andy King could be handed a start alongside Wilfred Ndidi against Liverpool, while Vicente Iborra will also be in contention for more playing time.
Sep 22 - 5:20 PM

Leicester City overcame the absence of Jamie Vardy and a torrid first-half performance as they beat Liverpool 2-0 in the third round of the Carabao Cup on Tuesday.

It was true game of two halves for Craig Shakespeare's side. Liverpool dominated the opening 45 minutes, creating chance after change, but were unable to put the ball in the back of the net. Having kept the match level despite conceding 18 shots in the first period, the tide turn with the second half introduction of Shinji Okazaki. The Japan international gave the Foxes the lead in the 66th minute before Islam Slimani sent the King Power Stadium into a frenzy with a stunning strike from the substitute's pass. While the result sends Leicester into the fourth round of the Carabao Cup for the first time since 2010, the two sides will meet again on Saturday in the Premier League.
Source: Sky Sports
Sep 19 - 6:43 PM

Leicester City will have to do with star forward Jamie Vardy for the club's match against Liverpool tonight.

Despite his recent scoring run, Vardy has struggled with a groin injury in recent weeks. Manager Craig Shakespeare confirmed that he will rest the striker for the League Cup match tonight, along with Matty James and Christian Fuchs, in order to have him ready for the weekend match against Huddersfield. "I will give him every opportunity. He has a tight groin, and that is why he came off at Huddersfield. He has had continuous treatment and we will give him every opportunity to be fit but he won’t be one to risk. We will assess him tomorrow morning, but I am very confident he will be fit for Saturday."
Sep 19 - 1:06 PM

Jamie Vardy's second half penalty was enough for Leicester to secure a draw against a brilliant Huddersfield.

The Terriers dominated possession and shots in the encounter, with the hosts holding the ball for 60% of the time and shooting 15 shots compared to Leicester's 10. The Foxes had just one effort on target all afternoon. Huddersfield took the lead a minute after half-time through Depoitre in his full-debut in the PL for the club. Leicester struck back through Vardy minutes later, with the England striker converting a penalty won by Andy King, Chris Lowe was the offending defender who tripped King. Huddersfield thought they had a second goal later but Kachunga's touch on Jorgensen's effort was ruled offside. Huddersfield still undefeated at home and performing above expectations. A disappointing performance for Leicester.
Source: BBC Sport
Sep 16 - 12:03 PM


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