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Why Ricardo Pereira is missing for Leicester vs Chelsea

Why Ricardo Pereira is missing for Leicester vs Chelsea

Brendan Rodgers has explained why Ricardo Pereira is missing from Leicester’s matchday squad on Saturday vs Chelsea.

Leicester vs Chelsea

Saturday’s early Premier League kick-off will see Leicester City and Chelsea face off at the King Power Stadium.

It is Chelsea who head into the weekend’s action in the better form of the sides. The Blues are currently top of the Premier League table, having secured 26 points from their opening 11 league games of the campaign.

Thomas Tuchel’s men are also the top scorers in the division at present, whilst being in possession of the best defensive record – shipping just four goals in 11, too.

Leicester, on the other hand, have had a fairly rocky start to the campaign.

The Foxes begin the gameweek’s action down in 12th in the English top-flight, having won just two of their last five outings.

Brendan Rodgers and co. will, though, no doubt take solace in the fact that they downed Chelsea earlier this year to lift the FA Cup.

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Why Ricardo Pereira is missing vs Chelsea

Ahead of the game, Leicester released their starting line-up an hour before kick-off on Saturday.

The Leicester line-up was pretty standard, but Ricardo Pereira was an unexplained absentee for the game.

However, Rodgers has since provided an explanation for the defender missing out on the game, confirming that the Portuguese has a hamstring issue:

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This article was edited by Ben Browning.

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 Chelsea FC 14 27 33
2 Manchester City 14 21 32
3 Liverpool FC 14 31 31
4 West Ham United 14 8 24
5 Arsenal FC 14 -3 23
6 Tottenham Hotspur 13 -4 22
7 Manchester United 14 0 21
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 14 0 21
9 Brighton & Hove Albion 14 -2 19
10 Leicester City 14 -3 19
11 Crystal Palace 14 -1 16
12 Brentford FC 14 -2 16
13 Aston Villa 14 -4 16
14 Everton FC 14 -7 15
15 Leeds United 14 -7 15
16 Southampton FC 14 -7 15
17 Watford FC 14 -7 13
18 Burnley FC 13 -6 10
19 Norwich City 14 -20 10
20 Newcastle United 14 -14 7

Premier League 21/22

Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 13
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 9
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 8
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 7
Dennis, Emmanuel Watford FC 6
Antonio, Michail West Ham United 6
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 6
Raphinha Leeds United 6
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 5
King, Joshua Watford FC 5
Smith-Rowe, Emile Arsenal FC 5
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 5
Silva, Bernardo Manchester City 5
Pukki, Teemu Norwich City 5
Wilson, Callum Newcastle United 5
Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion 5
Cornet, Maxwel Burnley FC 5
Sarr, Ismaila Watford FC 5
James, Reece Chelsea FC 4
Mount, Mason Chelsea FC 4