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FPL Bosses take note: Brendan Rodgers provides update on Jamie Vardy’s fitness ahead of Arsenal tie

FPL Bosses take note: Brendan Rodgers provides update on Jamie Vardy’s fitness ahead of Arsenal tie

Leicester take on Arsenal

Fresh off the back of squeezing through the Carabao Cup fourth round on penalties, Leicester City will host Arsenal at Saturday lunchtime, in a game that already feels like a must-win for both clubs’ European ambitions.

The Foxes have improved on a poor start to the season, losing just one of their last 5 games in the Premier League, and find themselves sitting in ninth after nine outings, three points off the top-four.

Meanwhile, Arsenal sit level on points with the Midlands outfit, and just behind them courtesy of goal difference. A win for either side would propel them out of the mid-table mediocrity they find themselves in, and towards the European places that both hope to occupy come next May.

Brendan Rodgers provides Jamie Vardy update

There has, however, been recent concern surrounding Leicester top scorer Jamie Vardy. The evergreen forward limped out of the club’s clash with Brentford at half-time, prompting speculation that he could be out of action for some time.

But Brendan Rodgers has since put such fears to bed, assuring that Vardy is “fine” after the penalty shootout win over Brighton. Speaking to the media, Rodgers revealed:

“He trained this morning and joined back in the group. All the guys are fine.”

While this does not make him an automatic starter, especially given the form of Patson Daka, it certainly increases Vardy’s chances of featuring from the off against Arsenal, especially given his impressive record against the weekend’s opposition.

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This article was edited by Conor Laird.

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Leicester vs Tottenham odds: result, both teams to score, correct score & goalscorers

Leicester vs Tottenham Full time result
Leicester
2/1
Draw
5/2
Tottenham
13/10
Leicester vs Tottenham Result/Both teams score Yes No
Leicester 4/1 9/2
Tottenham 10/3
Draw 10/3 12/1
Leicester vs Tottenham Correct Score
Leicester
Tottenham
Leicester vs Tottenham Goalscorers First Last Anytime
Harry Kane6/4 6/4 10/11
Jamie Vardy5/2 5/2 6/4
Heung-Min Son3/1 3/1 7/4
Patson Daka3/1 3/1 7/4
Dane Scarlett10/3 10/3 2/1

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 Manchester City 22 41 56
2 Liverpool FC 21 37 45
3 Chelsea FC 22 28 43
4 West Ham United 22 11 37
5 Arsenal FC 20 8 35
6 Tottenham Hotspur 18 3 33
7 Manchester United 20 3 32
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 20 2 31
9 Brighton & Hove Albion 20 0 28
10 Leicester City 18 -2 25
11 Crystal Palace 21 -1 24
12 Southampton FC 21 -8 24
13 Aston Villa 20 -5 23
14 Brentford FC 21 -9 23
15 Leeds United 20 -15 22
16 Everton FC 19 -10 19
17 Watford FC 19 -14 14
18 Norwich City 21 -35 13
19 Newcastle United 20 -23 12
20 Burnley FC 17 -11 11

Premier League 21/22

Topscorers
Disciplinary
Assists
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 16
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 10
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 9
Antonio, Michail West Ham United 8
Dennis, Emmanuel Watford FC 8
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 8
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 8
Smith-Rowe, Emile Arsenal FC 8
Raphinha Leeds United 8
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 8
Mount, Mason Chelsea FC 7
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 7
Gallagher, Conor Crystal Palace 7
Sterling, Raheem Manchester City 7
Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion 7
Silva, Bernardo Manchester City 7
Bowen, Jarrod West Ham United 6
Mahrez, Riyad Manchester City 6
Saka, Bukayo Arsenal FC 6
Ward Prowse, James Southampton FC 6