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Leicester City have received a significant boost ahead of their opening Europa League encounter with Italian giants Napoli.
The Foxes will be hoping to kick their Group C campaign off with a victory at the King Power Stadium this evening, and they’ll be confident of doing just that.
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That’s partly because Brendan Rodgers confirmed several first-team stars have recovered from fitness concerns in time to be available for selection against the Azzurri.
When asked about injuries in Wednesday’s, the 48-year-old said: “We’re looking good on that front. It’s just Wesley (Fofana) and James (Justin) who are unavailable.”
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Fofana and Justin are long-term absentees, but the return of fellow defenders Jonny Evans, Jannik Vestergaard and Ricardo Pereira will make Leicester considerably stronger.
Brendan Rodgers will be delighted
Summer signing Vestergaardover the weekend, playing the first hour against Manchester City before making way for Evans, who then also got some vital minutes under his belt.
With Vestergaard making way after an hour against City, there were some worries that he may have missed this game with Napoli but it looks like he’s available for selection once again.
The duo’s presence in the heart of defence could be vital to the Midlands outfit’s chance of success against Napoli after Caglar Soyuncu’s shocking start to the season.
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For both club and country, the Turkey international has been way below his usual high standards in the opening weeks of the campaign, and the likes of Lorenzon Insigne and Victor Osimhen will provide a real test to whoever forms the Leicester backline.
It should be an intriguing and entertaining matchup between the two teams, and Rodgers will be delighted to have some of his more senior defenders available for action.
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