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Brendan Rodgers on rotating Leicester’s strikers ahead of Brentford

Brendan Rodgers on rotating Leicester’s strikers ahead of Brentford

Rodgers talks striker rotation at Leicester

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opened the door on the discussion of striker rotation at the King Power this season, as the Foxes’ headmaster aims to properly manage his center-forward line in 2021-22.

Brendan Rodgers on rotating Leicester’s strikers ahead of Brentford

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers interviewed after the final whistle during the Premier League match at the London Stadium, London. Picture date: Sunday April 11, 2021. (Photo by John Walton/PA Images via Getty Images)

Rodgers spoke about all three front-line strikers in his remarks, reflecting on the importance of Jamie Vardy as well as Kelechi Iheanacho and new summer signing Patson Daka.

In a bid to strike the right selection balance given Leicester’s European commitments this season in the Europa League, Rodgers made it clear that the trio of forwards all have a role to play under him this season.

“We’ve been keeping Jamie fresh for PL games; hoping he becomes more involved in the latter stages of UEL. That’s kept him full of energy. Kelechi is now a consistent performer. Patson was one we wanted to give time to.” Note: quotes courtesy of Ben Dinnery.

Foxes in the box at the King Power Stadium

Though Leicester sit 11th in the Premier League table going into a very tricky away fixture at Brentford in the English capital, Brendan Rodgers is hardly concerned whether or not his strikers are capable of performing.

Jamie Vardy is as influential as ever as the 34-year-old hitman sits joint-top of the goals scoring chart, level with Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah with 7-goals.

But with Rodgers admitting that his aim is to keep the English forward fresh for the domestic campaign until a hopeful deep run in Europe, Kelechi Iheanacho and Patson Daka have both been asked to step up when called upon and they have delivered.

Brendan Rodgers on rotating Leicester’s strikers ahead of Brentford

LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 22: Kelechi Iheanacho of Leicester City kicks the ball past Rob Holding of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Leicester City at Emirates Stadium on October 22, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Iheanacho may only have two goals across all competitions (1 in the Premier League) but his combined 5-assists between league play and Europe is top in the squad under Rodgers.

Brendan Rodgers on rotating Leicester’s strikers ahead of Brentford

LEICESTER, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 16: Patson Daka of Leicester City celebrates after scoring a goal to make it 4-2 during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Manchester United at The King Power Stadium on October 16, 2021 in Leicester, England. (Photo by James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images)

As for Daka, the Zambian forward is fresh off a four goal night to earn Leicester all the points against Spartak Moscow in midweek, which came in the wake of his first Premier League goal during the Foxes’ 4-2 win against Manchester United.

There are other issues plaguing Rodgers and Leicester at the minute, but their forwards are not one of them.

This article was edited by Ben Browning.

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 Chelsea FC 13 26 30
2 Manchester City 13 20 29
3 Liverpool FC 13 28 28
4 West Ham United 13 8 23
5 Arsenal FC 13 -2 23
6 Wolverhampton Wanderers 13 0 20
7 Tottenham Hotspur 12 -6 19
8 Manchester United 13 -1 18
9 Brighton & Hove Albion 13 -2 18
10 Leicester City 13 -3 18
11 Brentford FC 13 0 16
12 Crystal Palace 14 -1 16
13 Aston Villa 13 -3 16
14 Everton FC 13 -4 15
15 Leeds United 14 -7 15
16 Southampton FC 13 -7 14
17 Watford FC 13 -6 13
18 Norwich City 14 -20 10
19 Burnley FC 12 -6 9
20 Newcastle United 14 -14 7

Premier League 21/22

Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 11
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 9
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 7
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 7
Antonio, Michail West Ham United 6
Raphinha Leeds United 6
Dennis, Emmanuel Watford FC 5
King, Joshua Watford FC 5
Pukki, Teemu Norwich City 5
Wilson, Callum Newcastle United 5
Cornet, Maxwel Burnley FC 5
Sarr, Ismaila Watford FC 5
James, Reece Chelsea FC 4
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 4
Gallagher, Conor Crystal Palace 4
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 4
Toney, Ivan Brentford FC 4
Smith-Rowe, Emile Arsenal FC 4
Benteke, Christian Crystal Palace 4
Aubameyang, Pierre-Emerick Arsenal FC 4