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Leicester team news: Trio all unavailable vs Man City, Rodgers headache, duo could feature

Leicester City are due to face off against Manchester City in a Premier League top-four clash at the King Power Stadium on Saturday.

The Foxes head into the fixture in indifferent form after having won just one out of their previous five league games.

However, there would be no better way for Leicester to return to winning ways than by defeating the defending Premier League champions.

Brendan Rodgers has injury concerns ahead of the game and will be short of options to choose to occupy the Foxes defensive midfield role for his side.

Nampalys Mendy and Wilfried Ndidi are both set to miss the game for Leicester due to injury, according to the BBC Sport.

Hamza Choudhury is also unavailable as he is serving a one match ban.

New Leicester defender Ryan Bennett is in contention to play, while long-term casualty Matty James could also be available.

The two teams last met in a league clash at the Etihad Stadium in December and City went on to win the match 3-1. 

One would think that City would prioritise the Champions League following their two season-ban from Europe’s top club competition, which could be a blessing for Leicester.

However, they were still at their lethal best during their 2-0 win against West Ham earlier this week.

Leicester can take inspiration from the fact that they did beat City at home last season.

This term, City have not as clinical as they were during the previous two seasons so it will come as no surprise if the Foxes were to get points from the game.

Guardiola’s side have lost two out of their previous three league visits to the King Power Stadium.

Despite inconsistent form, Leicester still have a ten-point gap between themselves and Tottenham in fifth, but Rodgers will be determined to finish the season strongly and secure a place in next season’s Champions League.

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