Leicester Metropolis will probably be with out seven gamers for Thursday’s Europa League recreation in opposition to Napoli as a result of a mixture of Covid-19 circumstances and sickness within the squad.
Supervisor Brendan Rodgers additionally confirmed three members of workers are absent for the match in Naples.
Leicester know a win in opposition to their Serie A opponents will guarantee they end prime of the group and progress by to the final 16 of the match.
“We have had a lot of individuals, workers and gamers, who have not travelled,” Rodgers mentioned.
“We have had some optimistic [COVID-19] circumstances, some are usually not nicely, so we have not taken the chance.”
Youri Tielemans will probably be obtainable for the match after a calf damage has stored him absent since November, whereas Ryan Bertrand has additionally travelled and is in competition to return from an damage absence of his personal.
“The gamers who had been unwell who we might have possibly given 24 hours to really feel higher, we could not take any danger with these, so we have stored them at residence together with the opposite guys who had been deemed optimistic,” Rodgers added.
The Foxes host Newcastle within the Premier League on Sunday, earlier than a go to to Tottenham on December 16.
Earlier on Wednesday, Tottenham head coach Antonio Conte mentioned he was “scared” and the membership confronted a “severe” state of affairs after eight gamers and 5 members of workers examined optimistic for Covid-19.
Rodgers added: “Typically, you are beginning to see a couple of extra circumstances and, for us, it is at all times in regards to the well being of our gamers.
“Travelling to a overseas nation, we’ve to respect travelling into Italy. We nonetheless have a robust squad right here, however sadly it is not a totally match squad.”
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