Brendan Rodgers provides updates on Maddison, Vardy & Pereira ahead of Leicester vs Burnley

Leicester vs Burnley

Leicester got their 2020/21 Premier League campaign off to a flying start last weekend.

The Foxes completely dominated newly-promoted West Brom, with a brace from Jamie Vardy, along with a debut goal on the part of Timothy Castagne, having seen Brendan Rodgers’ men emerge with a resounding 3-0 victory.

Leicester are now set to welcome Sean Dyche’s Burnley to the King Power for their first home league fixture of the season.

Sunday’s tie will come as the Clarets’ first outing of the campaign.

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LEICESTER, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 29: Jamie Vardy of Leicester City during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Newcastle United at The King Power Stadium on September 29, 2019 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Chloe Knott – Danehouse/Getty Images)

Rodgers on Leicester trio

As his side aim to continue their solid start to the campaign, meanwhile, Brendan Rodgers today provided fitness updates on a number of Leicester’s key players.

James Maddison has been out injured since the back end of the 2019/20 season.

However, when speaking about Maddison ahead of Sunday’s tie, Rodgers stated that if the midfielder doesn’t start against Burnley, he is likely to feature vs Arsenal next week:

“He was out for a long time, James. It’s going to be a really, really long season for us. We don’t have to rush anyone back. We’ve got a good squad of players, we’re hoping to add to that.

“Certainly, the players we have, we can’t afford to be risking any injury, if they’re not ready, so he’s been progressing really, really well and we’ll assess that over the next 24 hours.

“If he doesn’t start, we have a midweek game, and as we know, we’ve got a run of games now which sees us through to Christmas, so there will be plenty of football for all the players.”

Ricardo Pereira is another player whom Leicester have been unable to call upon for some time now.

And, unfortunately for the Midlands-based outfit, Rodgers has revealed that the full-back is not set to return until the end of October:

“Ricardo’s still a period away. You’re looking to the end of October for him, but he’s made great strides.”

Finally, the Leicester boss stated that Jamie Vardy, who appeared to fall awkwardly towards the end of the Foxes’ win over West Brom, has been training this week, and has looked sharp:

“It looked a sore one at the time, but he’s training this week and looked sharp.”

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This article was edited by Conor Laird.

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