Player News - Leicester City

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In an emotionally-charged atmosphere at King Power Stadium, Leicester City simply could not find the net despite several chances, playing Burnley to a 0-0 final.

This was the first home game since the tragic loss of chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and the stage was set to give supporters a positive result, but Leicester were denied big scoring opportunities on several occasions, particularly in the first half. Seven minutes in, Wilfried Ndidi's low shot nearly found the corner. Shortly after that, a loose ball in the box was smashed by Jamie Vardy but somehow the ball was cleared off the line. Rachid Ghezzal, who played well in place of James Maddison, had a strong header rattle the bar and before the clock hit 30 minutes, Demarai Gray got in 1 v 1 on the keeper only to have his effort blocked. From then on, the chances started to dry up and, at times, Leicester were on the back foot. The crowd pushed for late heroics, but none were to be had.
Source: NBC Sports
Nov 10 - 12:05 PM

Claude Puel says Harry Maguire "will not be available" for the visit of Burnley on Saturday, while his injury also rules him out of the Three Lions fixtures against Croatia and the United States.

It’s been a tough week for Leicester whose build-up has been interrupted following their return from Thailand, but Puel is hoping his squad's ‘togetherness’ can help them to earn three-points. "We didn’t have a lot of training. We did a little session on Wednesday, a light session after the journey. We trained today and there is another light session on Friday." To further complicate matters, Leicester will be missing Maguire for the remainder of the month at least. "It will be a few weeks, we will discuss his comeback after the international games. We don’t have any other information." James Maddison is in a similar position, although his knee injury not believed to be as severe. "He felt something the day after the Cardiff game. It's not too serious but he will not play this game."
Nov 8 - 4:58 PM

Leicester City manager Claude Puel will be without two of their stars in James Maddison and Harry Maguire.

Both injuries stem from last weekend's 1-0 win over Cardiff City. Maddison, who leads the team in FPL.com points with three goals and two assists, is only expected to miss the weekend with a knee injury while Maguire has been ruled out for a couple of weeks after sustaining a more series knee injury. The injuries could signal a start for Jonny Evans and Rachid Ghezzal. Said Puel: "Maguire is a Cardiff injury and it could be a few weeks. We will talk about his comeback after the international break when we have all the information about him. [Maddison] felt something the day after the Cardiff game. It’s not too serious, but he will not play this game."
Nov 8 - 2:29 PM

Harry Maguire was forced off with an undisclosed injury during Leicester City's 1-0 win over Cardiff City on Saturday.

Maguire hobbled off inside the opening half hour after making a last-ditch challenge inside the penalty area, shielding the ball from Cardiff striker Callum Paterson, and was unable to continue. Although the extent of the injury is not yet known, the England international will now be an early doubt for the upcoming matches against the United States and Croatia later this month. Jonny Evans will likely deputise at centre-back if Maguire is unavailable for next weekend's home match against Burnley.
Nov 3 - 2:45 PM

On an emotional day for Leicester City, Demarai Gray scored the only goal of the match to secure a 1-0 win over Cardiff City.

Last weekend, Leicester's Chairman, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, was one of five people who tragically lost their lives in a helicopter crash. Returning to action for the first time since the tragedy, the players rose to the occasion and produced a compelling team performance. A tightly contested first half ended with controversy as Jamie Vardy's shot appeared to hit Sol Bamba's arm after a goalmouth scramble. However, Claude Puel's side was not to be denied. The Foxes broke the deadlock on 55 minutes when Gray swept home Ben Chilwell's cross with a first-time finish. Leicester's first away win of the season lifts them into 10th place, with 16 points.
Source: NBC Sports
Nov 3 - 1:56 PM

Daniel Amartey looks set for a lengthy spell on the side-lines after successfully undergoing surgery.

The Leicester City midfielder appeared to catch his studs in the turf when challenging Michail Antonio as the game moved into injury time on Saturday. The result of which left Amartey with a broken ankle and he was carried from pitch on a stretcher with his leg in a brace. "He played well and gave his best, so it is difficult to see this injury at the end," Claude Puel told a British TV broadcaster. "I hope it is not as a serious as we think. He will have an examination and then we will see." Further tests were able confirm the extent of the damage and Amartey was taken for surgery, although the precise details of the procedure are not yet known. Some media outlets have suggested that his season is likely to be over, however, they are a little wide of the mark at this stage as data spanning the previous 10-years indicates that the average return-to-play is around 127 days.
Oct 29 - 12:33 PM

Daniel Amartey was carried off the pitch on a stretcher late on in Leicester's 1-1 draw with West Ham at the King Power Stadium.

Amartey was playing at right-back, and it was defending a late surge my Michail Antonio that his injury occurred. His studs caught in the turf as he turned, causing him to go down in clear agony. He will surely miss a few months of action, with Ricardo Pereira the primary candidate to hold his place in Leicester's starting line-up.
Source: BBC Sport
Oct 27 - 2:35 PM

Wilfred Ndidi scored a late deflected goal to earn Leicester a point against a resilient West Ham side who played most of the game with 10 men.

The Foxes had four changes in their starting XI, including the benching of Jamie Vardy and Ricardo Pereira as Claude Puel scrambled to turn results around. Early on, the home side had more of the possession but it was the Hammers who grabbed the lead. A corner by Felipe Anderson was headed down by Declan Rice and Fabian Balbuena managed to finish at the second attempt. Only minutes later, the visitors were down to ten men as Mark Noble was sent off for a high studs up challenge on Ndidi. West Ham retracted and absorbed pressure successfully until late on as Leicester used all their changes and rolled the dice. Wilfred Ndidi's deflected shot earned the point, but the result was marred to a bad injury after to Daniel Amartey.
Source: BBC Sport
Oct 27 - 2:31 PM

Leicester City manager Claude Puel said the club will have to wait on the status of star forward Jamie Vardy.

The Leicester talisman only returned to training on Thursday since being taken off in the loss to Arsenal on Monday due to a stomach virus. While Vardy is not expected to miss out on the West Ham game entirely, he may not be fit to start. However, Demarai Gray is set to return from an ankle injury. Said Puel: "He was not well. He had a stomach problem. He couldn't finish the game on Monday and we will see if he can start or not for this game [West Ham]. We will see if he can make progress. He had a problem and needed a little more time and we will see if he'll be available or not."
Source: Sky Sports
Oct 25 - 5:59 PM

Leicester City finished Monday nights game at the Emirates with ten men after Jamie Vardy sprinted off the pitch in the 87th minute.

Eyebrows were raised when Vardy left the field as Claude Puel had already made his three substitutions, leaving the Foxes a man down. Post-match the City boss revealed that the striker was removed because of a "stomach bug" and suggested – tongue in cheek – that the problem had been caused by the referees’ failure to award a stonewall spot kick against Rob Holding for a clear handball. "Jamie was ill, and he could not come back into the top game," Puel said. "He felt this in the second half. It was his stomach... he could not digest the penalty decision. I didn't understand why the referee didn't give a penalty. It was a penalty and a second yellow card and sending off. This situation can change the game." Vardy is expected to be available for the late kick-off [Saturday] when Leicester take on West Ham at the King Power.
Oct 23 - 5:20 AM

Leicester City defender Ben Chilwell made his first start for England's senior team in a draw 0-0 with Croatia in the UEFA Nations League on Friday.

Gareth Southgate promoted Chilwell from the under-21 squad following the withdrawal of Manchester United left-ball Luke Shaw earlier this week and promptly handed the youngster his full debut. Playing alongside club teammate Harry Maguire in a back four, Chilwell enjoyed an impressive 90-minute shift in a goalless draw with their 2018 FIFA World Cup Semi-Final opponents behind closed doors at Stadion HNK Rijeka. "I'm particularly pleased with Ben Chilwell I thought that was a super debut," said Southgate after the match. "He was patient; he made good interceptions, his use of the ball was very composed, he got forward well." With Danny Rose struggling due to a groin problem, Chilwell could get another start when the Three Lions face Spain in Seville on Monday.
Oct 13 - 1:52 PM

Wes Morgan faces a two-match ban after being sent off for the second time this season in Saturday's match against Everton.

The Leicester City captain was booked twice for two challenges on Everton striker Richarlison in the 2-1 defeat and dismissed just three weeks after he was sent off for a pair of bookings at Bournemouth. Morgan will now miss matches against Arsenal (GW9) and West Ham (GW10) before being eligible to return November 3 against Cardiff City. Jonny Evans is expected to deputise for the duration of Morgan's absence, while summer signing Caglar Soyuncu will likely be on the bench.
Oct 8 - 11:44 AM

Leicester City fell short in more ways than when in a 2-1 loss to Everton at the King Power Stadium.

After conceding early with a seventh minute goal from Richarlison, Leicester fought back for an equalizing goal in the 40th minute. Following an Everton corner, the Foxes rumbled down the pitch on a counter attack. Kelechi Iheanacho smartly held up play before finding a streaking Ricardo Pereira down the left wing. The left-back made a weaving run and beat Jonjoe Kenny before smashing his chance past Jordan Pickford for his first Premier League goal. But Wes Morgan's second yellow depleted Leicester's forces and led to Everton's winner in the 77th.
Source: NBC Sports
Oct 6 - 12:25 PM

Jamie Vardy and Harry Maguire provided the goals as Leicester City won 2-0 at Newcastle on Saturday.

In a match controlled by Leicester, Vardy broke the deadlock from the penalty spot in the 30th minute after DeAndre Yedlin handled a Maguire shot. James Maddison was once again a threat through the middle and extended his run of four matches with either a goal or an assist when the Foxes doubled their lead. On 73 minutes, Maguire made it 2-0 with a powerful header from Maddison’s pin-point corner. The victory moves Leicester into seventh with 12 points, while winless Newcastle sits in 18th with just two points.
Sep 29 - 2:33 PM

Leicester City manager Claude Puel soothed fears that Demarai Gray would be facing a long injury layoff.

Gray was stretchered off and treated with oxygen in a scary incident in the second half of a win against Wolverhampton Wanderers in the League Cup on Tuesday, but scans confirmed that the winger's suffered a ligament sprain and not a broken ankle, meaning his layoff will be closer to a month rather than months. Said Claude Puel: "We will see if he can come back quicker. He needs rest and rehab. Probably three weeks minimum."
Source: Sky Sports
Sep 27 - 3:22 PM



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