Brendan Rodgers has, on Friday, provided a fresh update on James Maddison ahead of his side’s meeting with Arsenal.
Leicester vs Arsenal
Sunday’s Premier League action kicks off at the King Power when Leicester City play host to Arsenal.
The Foxes head into the tie no doubt desperate to bounce back from their somewhat surprising Europa League exit at the hands of Slavia Prague earlier in the week.
Said loss, of course, means that Leicester’s only way of securing Champions League football for 2021/22 is via their league finish.
And at present, Brendan Rodgers’ side are well on course to achieve such a finish.
They are 3rd in the Premier League table and sit six points clear of 5th place. Leicester are also doing fairly well in the league having won three and drawn one of their last four.
Arsenal, on the other hand, are languishing in midtable and, at this point, probably see the Premier League as less of a priority than their European adventures.
The Gunners are currently 11th in the English top-flight, six points behind 6th with the majority of sides above them, such as Everton and Aston Villa, holding at least one game in hand on them.
As a result, Arsenal’s best chance of securing a European place next season now probably lies in winning the Europa League.
Brendan Rodgers gives James Maddison update
Ahead of Sunday, Brenda Rodgers has provided an update on James Maddison.
The midfielder has been a key cog in Leicester’s midfield over the last few months, scoring and creating some crucial goals.
However, Maddison would miss Thursday’s game after limping off vs Aston Villa last weekend.
And when speaking about him on Friday, Rodgers was unable to put a timeline on Maddison’s return:
“It’s obviously a very frustrating time, he was in great form, he’s a real catalyst for our team and his consistency, having been out in the early part of the season as well, his consistency’s developed and been absolutely brilliant.
“So, it’s very, very frustrating time for him but, the injury he has, it is not time driven, he’s obviously had an operation end of last season and he’s just got a little issue with his tendon just above that.
“So, like I say, we’re hoping he can be back sooner rather than later. But we can’t put a timeline on it, cause it’s just really going to be about how he feels, and how he can recover over these next few weeks.”
🗣”It is frustrating for him, we can’t put a timeline on it”
Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers says how long James Maddison will be out through injury and also speaks about the fine form or Harvey Barnes pic.twitter.com/qSvmJadEyK
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) February 26, 2021
This article was edited by Robert Fosterman.
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