Rodgers provides Leicester fitness update ahead of FA Cup final

Brendan Rodgers has offered health updates on his Leicester aspect forward of tomorrow’s FA Cup remaining with Chelsea at Wembley.

Leicester journey to the nationwide stadium seeking to win the FA Cup for the primary time of their historical past tomorrow night, the Foxes arriving in assured temper following a midweek win at Manchester United.

Ahead of the conflict, Rodgers has been discussing his aspect’s health points and says Jonny Evans might be assessed late on forward of potential involvement.


The veteran defender has missed the final two fixtures with a heel downside, although Rodgers is hopeful the centre-back might be accessible to take the sphere.

“We’ll give him one other day, he’s progressed very well on this final 24 hours,” Rodgers informed his pre-match press convention.

“He was exterior at the moment and he seemed actually good. We’ll see what the response is after that after which we’ll make a remaining determination on that tomorrow, however we’re actually hopeful.

“It’s only a dialogue between myself and Jonny. Ultimately, you’ve at all times bought to talk to the gamers. Jonny’s a warrior, so I do know if there’s any approach he can play, even when he’s not 100 per cent, he’ll be on the market.

“We’re nonetheless very constructive he’s going to play. It’s a showpiece sport, so after all you wish to be concerned.

“In my time on the Club, he’s been immense. We’ve bought different gamers to return in, but when Jonny’s match and accessible to play, it’s an enormous enhance for us.”

The Foxes boss additionally mentioned the prospect of each James Maddison and Ricardo Pereira that includes, with each gamers wanting match health forward of the conflict.

“On James Maddison, there’s in all probability not a coach or a supervisor within the nation who charges him as extremely as I do,” Rodgers added.

“I do know what his qualities are and I do know what he may give a workforce. There might be different gamers, like Ricardo Pereira. We’ve all seen during the last variety of years the degrees he can get to.

“Ultimately, in these video games, it’s about greater than that, it’s about greater than the expertise.

“You must weigh up the bodily nature of the sport, what you need out of the sport, after which attempt to strategise the sport as a result of if gamers aren’t fairly to the extent you’ll need them to be at, do they have an effect at a special time within the sport?

“This is all a part of the technique and the plan that we’ll arrive into the sport with. That’s one thing we’ll provide you with over this remaining 24 hours beforehand.”

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