Brendan Rodgers confirms triple injury boost for Leicester ahead of Chelsea clash

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Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers has provided fitness update on some of his players ahead of the weekend game.

Jonny Evans, back in training, is pushing for his first Premier League minutes of the year when Chelsea come to the King Power this weekend.

Evans has been injured since November last year but has been training with the first team this week and is now almost ready for Premier League football, his first since October last year.

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Harvey Barnes who has also been missing in the last few games is back in training and manager Brendan Rodgers hinted in his press conference the duo could be involved as they go in search of their first clean sheet of the year in the Premier League.

The Leicester City boss told the press ahead of the weekend game against Chelsea: “Jonny Evans has trained all week so, all being well, he should come into the squad for the weekend, which is good news for us.”

The Foxes will also have their majestic number 10, James Maddison involved even though he’s managing a knee injury that restricted his impact at the World Cup and continues to affect his momentum in games.

Rodgers confirmed he was not 100% fit but hinted there was no point leaving him out if he could still perform to a maximum level.

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“When he’s out on the pitch, he’s declaring himself fit to play,with every player, they’re never 100 percent.

“They’re always managing something. James is managing an issue but it still allows him to play and perform.

“He was outstanding against Southampton. He was the creator for us and he showed that quality that’s needed in a game. He’s available to play and contribute for us.”

Chelsea will arrive at the King Power full of confidence after recording back-to-back wins against Leeds United and Dortmund while Leicester need a morale-boosting win after losing to Southampton in the last game.

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