Leicester boost: Brendan Rodgers expecting trio of stars to return vs Sheffield United

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Leicester boost: Brendan Rodgers expecting trio of stars to return vs Sheffield United

Leicester City vs Sheffield United

Leicester City will play host to Sheffield United in a Premier League tie on Sunday afternoon.

With the Foxes out of Europe, they do now have an advantage over the majority of the sides also competing with them for a Champions League spot.

2nd-place Manchester United, for example, faced a gruelling clash with AC Milan on Thursday evening and are back in action again on Sunday.

Leicester, meanwhile, have not been in action since Saturday the 6th of March when they downed Brighton.

So, Brendan Rodgers and co. should be extremely well-rested for what looks set to be a routine win.

Sheffield United’s fate has been sealed for some time now, with the Blades currently sat dead bottom of the Premier League having amassed 14 points from 28 outings this term.

United have also scored just 16 goals in the league throughout 2020/21, by far and away the lowest of the 20 clubs.

Brendan Rodgers gives Leicester City team news update

Prior to his side facing off with Sheffield United, Brendan Rodgers held his latest press conference on Friday.

In said presser, Rodgers would provide updates on a number of his stars.

And in a boost for the Foxes, Rodgers confirmed that Jonny Evans, Dennis Prate and Ayoze Perez should all be back available at the weekend:

“We’ve got Jonny Evans back and available. Dennis Praet has been training this week and should be available. Ayoze Pérez too.”

There was also an update on the still sidelined James Maddison:

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This article was edited by Robert Fosterman.

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 Manchester City FC 29 40 68
2 Manchester United FC 28 23 54
3 Leicester City FC 28 16 53
4 Chelsea FC 28 19 50
5 West Ham United FC 27 11 48
6 Everton FC 27 4 46
7 Tottenham Hotspur FC 27 18 45
8 Liverpool FC 28 11 43
9 Aston Villa FC 26 11 40
10 Arsenal FC 27 7 38
11 Leeds United 27 -3 35
12 Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 28 -9 35
13 Crystal Palace FC 28 -17 34
14 Southampton FC 28 -14 33
15 Burnley FC 28 -16 30
16 Newcastle United FC 27 -17 27
17 Brighton & Hove Albion FC 27 -8 26
18 Fulham FC 28 -11 26
19 West Bromwich Albion 28 -36 18
20 Sheffield United FC 28 -29 14
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 17
Kane, Harry Tottenham Hotspur FC 16
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United FC 16
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur FC 13
Bamford, Patrick Leeds United 13
Calvert-Lewin, Dominic Everton FC 13
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City FC 12
Gundogan, Ilkay Manchester City FC 12
Wilson, Callum Newcastle United FC 10
Watkins, Ollie Aston Villa FC 10
Rashford, Marcus Manchester United FC 9
Sterling, Raheem Manchester City FC 9
Mahrez, Riyad Manchester City FC 9
Barnes, Harvey Leicester City FC 9
Zaha, Wilfried Crystal Palace FC 9
Lacazette, Alexandre Arsenal FC 9
Aubameyang, Pierre-Emerick Arsenal FC 9
Maddison, James Leicester City FC 8
Ings, Danny Southampton FC 8
Soucek, Tomas West Ham United FC 8

Source: 101greatgoals.com