Premier League: Leicester supervisor Brendan Rodgers urges crew to struggle by damage woes

Premier League: Leicester supervisor Brendan Rodgers urges crew to struggle by damage woes

Leicester are third, 5 factors away from fifth-placed Chelsea, with the highest 4 assured a spot in Europe’s elite membership competitors.

Premier League: Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers urges team to fight through injury woes

File picture of Leicester Metropolis supervisor Brendan Rodgers. AP

London: Brendan Rodgers has challenged Leicester to defy the percentages as a mounting damage disaster threatens to wreck their bid to complete within the Premier League’s high 4.

Rodgers’ facet misplaced star midfielder Harvey Barnes to a left knee damage throughout Sunday’s damaging 3-1 residence defeat in opposition to Arsenal.

Barnes, who’s going beneath the knife on Tuesday, is prone to be out for round six weeks.

The England worldwide joins team-mates Ayoze Perez, Dennis Praet, James Maddison, Wesley Fofana, James Justin and Wes Morgan on the sidelines, leaving Leicester going through a troublesome activity to qualify for the Champions League.

However Rodgers is making an attempt to remain upbeat and, forward of Wednesday’s journey to Burnley, he stated: “Now we have had accidents after all however we now have additionally had European soccer to cope with.

“I feel we see it with some groups that it will probably show troublesome however the gamers have been completely good up till this level.”

Leicester are third, 5 factors away from fifth-placed Chelsea, with the highest 4 assured a spot in Europe’s elite membership competitors.

The Foxes have been additionally using excessive final season however agonisingly dropped out of the highest 4 on the finish of the marketing campaign.

Given the present damage disaster, Rodgers can be glad to see Leicester in with a shout heading into the ultimate weekend of the season.

“We’ve not accomplished something but,” he stated. “Folks speak concerning the high 4 however for me, my angle is that we aren’t within the high 4 till we see the place we’re at after the final recreation of the season.

“There’s nothing to lose then as a result of we’ve not received something but. You must get to the top of the season and see the place you end in Could and have a look at it from there.

“There are 12 video games to go and it’s a course of now over these subsequent three months and it’s one thing we’re going to relish and revel in.”

As if Leicester haven’t received sufficient gamers within the therapy room already, Rodgers revealed Jamie Vardy was affected by a sore groin following the Arsenal recreation.

Vardy is predicted to face Burnley, as will Jonny Evans, who got here off with a calf situation in opposition to the Gunners.

“Jonny’s from the old fashioned, he’ll play by something and all the things to assist out his crew,” Rodgers stated.

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