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Leicester down to bare bones at centre-back as key defender limps off vs Newcastle

Leicester down to bare bones at centre-back as key defender limps off vs Newcastle

Leicester City have been dealt a big blow on the personnel front in the early exchanges of their meeting with Newcastle United.

Leicester vs Newcastle

Leicester are currently locked in Premier League action with Newcastle at the King Power.

The Foxes headed into the game on a pretty torrid run of form which had seen them slip down to 11th in the English top-flight table.

But, with Newcastle having won just one league game all season, Brendan Rodgers and co. likely fancied their chances of getting a much-needed three points on the board against the Magpies.

Jonny Evans limps off for Leicester vs Newcastle

At the time of writing, the score remains deadlocked at 0-0.

However, Leicester’s chances of coming away with three points on the day has already taken a hit.

This is because they have lost a key player to injury. Jonny Evans went down with what looked to be a hamstring issue just a few minutes into the game, before quickly being taken off.

Losing Evans is obviously a big blow for Leicester when considering his bags of experience, but it is made even worse when you realise that the Foxes now have just one fit senior centre-back.

That man is Caglar Soyuncu, who started the day next to Evans before he was taken off.

In the Northern Irishman’s absence, summer signing Boubakary Soumare, a central midfielder by trade, has been brought on versus Newcastle.

In turn, with Wesley Fofana still sidelined following his pre-season injury, it appears that we may well see Soumare in that role on a more regular basis going forward.

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This article was edited by Conor Laird.

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